Jody Christensen


Term expires Dec. 31, 2027

  • Appointed: January 2020

  • Current Term Expires:  December 31, 2027

Since September 2022, Jody Christensen has been working for the City of McMinnville in the Community Development Department as a Special Projects Manager.  Her previous position was as Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Mid-Valley Regional Solutions Coordinator covering Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties. As coordinator, Christensen worked with the Mid-Valley Regional Solutions Team (RST) and the Regional Solutions Advisory Committee (RSAC) to transact interagency coordination for priority projects. She also serves on the Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board, the Travel Oregon Agri-Tourism Coordinating Committee, and was appointed to the McMinnville Water & Light Commission in January 2020.

Christensen served 12+ years as the Executive Director for the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership. She was involved in numerous local, regional, and state community and economic development projects and programs. Christensen has also served on the Oregon Economic Development Association Board of Directors, Launch Mid-Valley, the Mid-Valley Regional Solutions Advisory Committee, and 8 years on the McMinnville Airport Commission. In 2017, she was named Economic Development Leader of the Year by her peers at the Oregon Economic Development Association. Jody lives in McMinnville with her husband where they raised 3 children.