Phone: (541) 388-6567
Deschutes County Commissioner Tammy Baney took office January 2, 2007; her current term expires January 2019.
Tammy was born in Salem, Oregon, raised in Deschutes County, and attended Central Oregon Community College and the University of Phoenix. Her professional background is in business management and real estate sales/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 public service includes the Deschutes County Commission on Children & Families; Deschutes County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council; and the Family Law Advisory Committee. She was appointed by Governor Kulongoski to serve on the 7 member Oregon Housing Stability Council (formerly Oregon Housing and Community Services) in 2010 and by Governor Kitzhaber to serve on the 5 member Oregon Transportation Commission in 2011. She continues to serve on the Council under Governor Kate Brown and is now the Chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission.
A dedicated community member, Commissioner Baney has volunteered with many community and non-profit organizations. She has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); Foster Parent; Habitat for Humanity Board Member; Founding Member, Family Access Network Foundation; and Co-Founder of the Deschutes County Meth Action Coalition.
She currently serves with many organizations, including the following:
Oregon Transportation Commission, Chair, Governor Appointed Member
Oregon Housing Stability Council, Governor Appointed Member
Association of Oregon Counties, Past President
KIDS Center Advisory Board, Member
Central Oregon Health Council (CCO), Chair
Central Oregon Visitors Association, Board Member
Arts Central, Board Member
Healthy Beginnings, Advisory Board Member
Commissioner Baney is grateful to have received the following awards:
2012 Oregon Statesman of the Year, Oregon Business Association
2010 Association of Oregon Counties Mental Health Award of Excellence
2009 Public Official of the Year, Central Oregon Builders Association
2008 Outstanding Public Partner Award, Partnership to End Poverty
2005 Central Oregon Volunteer of the Year
2005 Deschutes County Public Health Hero
Commissioner Baney enjoys spending time with her daughter Addy and 3 grown foster daughters. In her free time, Baney enjoys wine tasting, craft beer, cooking, reading and enjoying all that the beautiful Central Oregon landscape has to offer.