About Marissa

Marissa Madrigal is the Chief Operating Officer of Multnomah County, Oregon. She directs the day-to-day operations of Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous county which includes the city of Portland, the Portland International Airport and the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Marissa oversees and manages county corporate initiatives and seven county departments. She advises the elected Chair on operational and countywide decisions including the creation of the executive budget; serves as primary liaison between county departments and policy makers; ensures efficient, effective and transparent use of public resources for the public good; and works closely with the Multnomah County Chair and Board of Commissioners to operationalize board policy and initiatives.

Madrigal lives in southeast Portland with her two children. She is currently enrolled at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and will earn a Master of Arts in Security Studies in March 2018. She loves to hike, walk, run, write and cook.