Robert Van Brocklin named head of Oregon Transportation Commission

Robert Van Brocklin.

The Governor-appointed body that oversees the Oregon Department of Transportation has a new leader.

ODOT announced today that Robert Van Brocklin will be chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission. Brocklin will fill the spot of current Chair Tammy Baney whose term ends August 31st.

Van Brocklin is a Portland resident who formerly worked as a managing partner for Stoel Rives LLP, Oregon’s largest law firm. He has also worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and was the Director of Government Affairs for the City of Portland. Van Brocklin joined the OTC in November 2017.

One of the many organizations Van Brocklin has been involved with is the Portland Business Alliance where he currently serves as a member of their Board of Directors.

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In his current role as OTC Vice-Chair, Van Brocklin is leading the process to find a new director of ODOT. A selection is scheduled to be made by the end of August.

In a statement released today Van Brocklin said:

“I am grateful for the opportunity to chair the Commission. Working with the Governor, the Legislature, and our federal, state, regional, and local partners, I believe Oregon has the opportunity to develop the best transportation system in the country. Oregonians deserve an integrated system that allows for the efficient, safe and affordable movement of people, goods and services around our communities and throughout our state. I look forward to pursuing that goal.”

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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Jim Lee
Jim Lee
3 years ago

Related to Norm?

Fred
Fred
3 years ago

Looks like the same old same old.

Jim Lee
Jim Lee
3 years ago

But Norm was a much better quarterback.

Norman
Norman
3 years ago

I’m not seeing any reference to global warming in his press release.

GlennF
GlennF
3 years ago

Great another lawyer should make things better…said no one..

Mick O
Mick O
3 years ago

Bob is just the man to lead us boldly into the 20th century!

Mick O
Mick O
3 years ago

Also it seems like the only OTC member who knew what a bicycle is resigned in 2018.

Background: https://bikeportland.org/2015/05/26/new-member-oregon-transportation-commission-avid-cyclist-143533

He didn’t last long. Resigned in Sept. 2018.

Norman
Norman
3 years ago

With all the clamor Democrats make about the need to address climate change, behind the scenes the power that be pull all the strings like they have always done and nothing ever changes. The governor’s choice on who is on the commission says it all.

9watts
3 years ago
Reply to  Norman

A dreadful state of affairs.