Inside Washington County with Rob Solomon is an interview series designed to bring Washington County residents the information they need to fully engage with issues in their community. Like other counties in the Metro area, we have our own issues and concerns separate from those in Portland.
We interview community leaders, providers of services, community advocates, and others to bring you information you can use. You’ll hear from the decision makers in government, politicians, and advocates striving for change. You’ll learn about programs and activities.
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Founder Rob Solomon
Rob’s leadership skills and distinguished history of public service in Oregon include the following in Washington County:
- Chair of Beaverton’s Human Rights Commission (2006 to 2012)
- Chair of Washington County Human Rights Council (2013 to 2016)
- President, Washington County Public Affairs Forum (2014 to 2019)
- Candidate for Beaverton City Council in 2012
As an instructor over the past two decades, Rob taught courses in psychology, office politics, and self help at South Puget Sound Community College, Mount Hood Community College, Portland Community College, and Marylhurst University. As a licensed mental health counselor for over 30 years, Rob worked in private practice and also provided his professional services to business clients.
In addition to presiding over the Washington County Public Affairs Forum, Rob has moderated public debates. Most recently, the League of Women Voters and the Washington County Public Affairs Forum enlisted Rob to lead the debate among candidates for seats on the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
Producer Rick Paulson
Rick brings a combination of skills to the Producer role for Inside Washington County with Rob Solomon. In addition to experience as a program director in FM radio, his recent activities include blog editor, website designer, and media consultant for local political campaigns. Since retiring from an 11-year career in Information Architecture at Intel Corporation, he has used his professional experience in supporting local non-profit organizations in his hometown of Hillsboro. His personal interests include the “Jeopardy!” challenges on TV, the New York Times Weekly Quizzes, and Ken Burns documentary films.
We are pleased to introduce Shawna Muckle, the newest member of our Inside Washington County Team! Shawna is a senior at Jesuit High School and the Chief Editor of her school’s newspaper, The Jesuit Chronicle. She also writes and edits for Cedar Mill News, a local newspaper targeted towards the Cedar Mill neighborhood. Her writing typically focuses on local and national politics from a student-oriented lens. Beyond her journalism career, Shawna is a member of her school’s national award-winning Ethics Bowl team, a debate-style competition that tackles the ethics surrounding topical issues. She’s very excited to contribute as an intern for Inside Washington County.