Statesman of the Year

Honoring extraordinary Oregon leaders in public service, working toward consensus building and collaborative solutions to critical issues facing the state.

Previous Honorees

2018: Kerry Tymchuk

2017: Paul Stewart

2016: Representative Vic Gilliam

2015: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden

2014: Phil & Penny Knight & the Knight Cancer Challenge

2013: Sue Levin

2012: Health Care Heroes - Commissioner Tammy Baney, Sen. Alan Bates, Dr. George Brown, Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Rep. Tim Freeman, Megan Haase, Rep. Tina Kotek, Andrew McCulloc, Dr. Joe Robertson, Lillian Shirley, Greg Van Pelt

2011: Representative Bruce Hanna, Representative Arnie Roblan

2010: Gert Boyle

2009: Gun Denhart, Representative Greg MacPherson

2008: Mayor Vera Katz, Senator Lynn Lundquist

2007: Senator Frank Morse, Ken Thrasher

2006: Senator Margaret Carter, David Frohnmayer

2005: Governor Barbara Roberts

2004: Mark O. Hatfield 

2003: Jack McGowan

2002: Governor Vic Atiyeh, Governor John Kitzhaber 

2001: U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator Gordon Smith