Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney took office in January 2007; her current term expires in January 2015.
Republican, Commissioner at large
Phone: (541) 388-6567
Commissioner Baney was born in Salem, Oregon, and raised in Deschutes County, Oregon. She attended Central Oregon Community College, Center for Professional Studies (Real Estate), University of Phoenix, and is a graduate of the 2009 Pacific Program. Her professional background is in hospitality management, real estate sales and investments. She is honored to have been selected for her work in health care reform as an Oregon Statesman of the Year by the Oregon Business Association.
Commissioner Baney’s government experience includes serving as County Commissioner since 2007; she served 5 years on the Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families, 3 years as Chair; Local Public Safety Coordinating Council; and the Family Law Advisory Committee. She was appointed in 2011 by Governor Kitzhaber to serve on the Oregon Transportation Commission and by Governor Kulongoski to serve on the Oregon Housing Council since 2010. She continues to serve on the Commission and Council today.
A dedicated community member, Commissioner Baney has volunteered with many non-profit organizations. Baney has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); Foster Parent; Habitat for Humanity Board Member; Founding Member, Family Access Network Foundation; Co-Founder of the Deschutes County Meth Action Coalition; and served as Chair of the Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families.
She currently gives her time to the following organizations:
Central Oregon Health Council, Chair
Central Oregon Visitors Association, Member
Oregon Housing Council, Governor Appointed
Association of Oregon Counties, Past-President
Oregon Transportation Commission, Governor Appointed
Oregon Immunization School/Facility Law Advisory Committee, Member
Association of Oregon Counties Health and Human Services Committee, Member
Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, Vice Chair
Wellness & Education Board of Central Oregon, Member
KIDS Center Advisory Board, Member
Arts Central Board of Directors, Member
Family Access Network Foundation Board, Ex-officio
Tammy is grateful to have received the following awards:
2011 Oregon Statesman of the Year, Oregon Business Association
2010 Mental Health Award of Excellence, Association of Oregon Counties
2009 Public Official of the Year, Central Oregon Builders Association
2008 Outstanding Public Partner Award, Partnership to End Poverty
2007 Outstanding Community Service, Project Homeless Connect
2005 Deschutes County Public Health Hero
2005 Central Oregon Volunteer of the Year
Commissioner Baney is the proud mom of Addy, and grown foster daughters Alesha, Ashley, and Lindsi. In her free time, Baney enjoys wine tasting, craft beer, cooking, and taking advantage of all that beautiful Central Oregon has to offer.