Carolina Afre
    Resident Commissioner

     Ms. Afre resides in Redmond,

     Oregon.

     Term of Service:

     2018 – November 1, 2022

Laura Craska Cooper

Chair

Attorney at Law
Ms. Cooper resides in Prineville, Oregon and represents Crook County.

Term of Service:
June 19, 2001 – June 30, 2021

Michele Gemelas
Vice Chair

Retired pharmacist

Jefferson County Education Council member.
Ms. Gemelas resides in Madras, Oregon and represents Jefferson County.

Term of Service:
December 2014 – February 7, 2024

Amethyst “Amy” Hernandez
Commissioner

Program Coordinator
Mountain Star

Ms. Hernandez resides in Madras, Oregon and represents Jefferson County

Term of Service:
January 2022 – December 2024 

Eric Osborne
Commissioner

Biologist, Stormwater & Permit Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation

Mr. Osborne resides in Prineville, Oregon and represents Crook County

Term of Service:
November 4, 2020 – June 30, 2023

Darci Palmer
Commissioner

Financial Analyst
Enterprise

Ms. Palmer resides in Bend, Oregon and represents Deschutes County

Term of Service:
July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2025

Barbara Punch
Commissioner

Pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Ms. Punch resides in Prineville, Oregon and represents Crook County.

Term of Service:
2014 – June 30, 2022

John Roberts
2nd Vice Chair

Deputy City Manager
City of Redmond

Mr. Roberts resides in Redmond, Oregon and represents Deschutes County

Term of Service:
December 11, 2019 – December 11, 2021

Nick Snead
Commissioner

Community Development Director City of Madras

Mr. Snead resides in Madras, Oregon and represents Jefferson County

Term of Service:
2010 – June 30, 2022

Melissa Valadez
Commissioner

Consultant
Behavior and Mental Health Consultation of Oregon, LLC

Ms. Valadez resides in Redmond, Oregon and represents Deschutes County

Term of Service:
October 28, 2020 – June 22, 2022