Metro Councilor Bob Stacey was sworn into office for a second four-year term in January 2017. He enjoys working with local jurisdictions on transportation issues as a council liaison to the Joint Policy Advisory committee on Transportation (JPACT). In addition, he draws from his deep experience in mass transit planning for his role as co-chair both the SW Corridor and the Powell-Division Corridor high-capacity transit projects. He is passionate about advancing affordable housing in the metro region, as well as ensuring the efficient use of land and the protection of farms and forests.
Councilor Stacey’s public sector, non-profit and law practice experience over the past 37 years included serving as executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, chief of staff to Congressman Earl Blumenauer, executive director for policy and planning at TriMet, partner at Ball Janik LLP specializing in land use, senior policy advisor to Gov. Barbara Roberts, planning director for the City of Portland, chief of staff to Portland City Commissioner Earl Blumenauer and staff attorney at 1000 Friends of Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the American Planning Association.
Councilor Stacey earned a B.A. in political science from Reed College and a law degree from the University of Oregon. He and his wife Adrienne share their Southeast Portland home with a daughter and two grandsons.