Brad Conners has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement, both as a sworn police officer in Santa Rosa, California and as the Crime Prevention Specialist and Accreditation Manager at the Albany Police Department. Mr. Conners is currently a real estate broker with RE/MAX Integrity in Albany, but continues his service to the community by bringing his experience to the Albany Public Safety Foundation. Mr. Conners lives in Albany with his wife, Jen, and his children, Ben and Emily.
Brad Liles is the Support Services Captain for the Albany Police Department. He has worked for the Albany Police Department since 1994. Captain Liles grew up in Albany and is a graduate of West Albany High School. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, from the University of Idaho. He enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor sports and has coached youth sports in Albany for many years.
Josefine grew up in the Beaverton area and relocated to Albany in 1998. In her career Josefine has worked with K-12 schools, Community Colleges and Universities coordinating programs and working with students on their postsecondary educational and career goals. She held a position with Salem Area chamber’s Ready to Learn Ready to Work program until the opportunity to launch a new workforce program, Pipeline, with Albany Area Chamber drew her away in 2014.
Oregonian for almost 20 years, most of that in Linn county. Board certified ER physician with 22 years experience in the field, currently the ER Director for Samarital Albany General Hospital.. EMS director for most of Linn and Benton counties, recently appointed to the State of Oregon EMS Committee. Has been serving on the Lebanon School Board for the last 10 years, and has a strong desire to serve in the educational field. Having seen many lives saved by bystander CPR, a strong believer in CPR/ basic lifesaving skills training. Married with four children, three still at home.
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Steve Mills is now retired and worked for over 45 years in manufacturing and safety management. He was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. He has been married to his wife for 43 years. They have three grown sons and seven grandchildren. He is a regular volunteer and spent five years volunteering with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and currently with the Albany Police Department from 2014 to present.
Jay Burcham is the owner of Burcham’s Metals in Albany. Jay believes in supporting the community through service and provision of resources. He has assisted local nonprofit organizations in various capacities. A graduate of West Albany High School, he began his college career at LBCC and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communications from SOU. Jay and his wife Teresa (Ashby) were each born and raised in Albany.
Jim Merryman is the president and CEO for OFD Foods, LLC, based in Albany. OFD Foods is the largest diversified freeze-drying company in the world. In 1986 a small group of employees purchased Oregon Freeze Dry from Philip Morris and Jim was among the last of the shareholders. In 2016 he led the executive team in reaching an agreement to partner with Endeavour Capital, an Oregon-based company, and the company became a limited liability company. Jim began working for Oregon Freeze Dry (as the company was then named) in 1974, initially in maintenance and production positions, while attending Oregon State University to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering. Merryman spent 17 years as a manager among several departments, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the company’s domestic and international business, before…
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Stacy Koos, Vice President and Branch Manager of Citizens Bank. Stacy first began her career in Corvallis with Citizens Bank after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 1995. Since joining the Bank she has spent the majority of the last twenty two years as a banker in Albany. Along with her board position with the Albany Public Safety Foundation, Stacy has been active in a number of business and civic organizations and has held leadership roles in many of those groups. She currently serves on the Samaritan Albany General Hospital Board, Albany Millersburg Economic Development Corp, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce as well as a member of the Governmental Affairs committee and Good Government Council PAC. Born in Montana and raised in Colorado Stacy has a passion for…