From Portland Afoot
Bruce Warner is a Hillsboro-based civil engineer and longtime government official who represents Washington County on the TriMet Board of Directors and serves as the board's president. He was nominated by Gov. John Kitzhaber in February 2012 to replace Rick Van Beveren, who resigned shortly before his term expired.
His TriMet email is email@example.com.
Warner has worked as director of the Portland Development Commission, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation. He'd also worked for Metro, the City of Hillsboro and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a graduate degree specializing in sanitary engineering, both from the University of Washington.
As of January 2013, Warner also serves on the board of Volunteers of America Oregon, WorkSystems and the Construction Apprenticeship Workforce System. At the time, he was a member of the American Public Works Association and a registered professional civil engineer.
 Statement of interest in joining TriMet board
On his executive interest appointments form in December 2012, Warner wrote:
"I have been involved in transportation planning, construction and operations for most of my professional career. I have been a strong proponent of transit and major transit capital projects – even when such positions were not appreciated by the public and business community in the early 1980s. In various positions, I have helped plan and develop funding for the construction and operations of the Portland region’s light rail system. It is my observation that TRIMET is facing a number of major issues that must be addressed. Thes (sic) include their ongoing labor relations issues, their resources and budget, finding resources for the South light Rail project and the Columbia River Crossing, and more. TRIMET also needs some assistance to get ahead of recent negative media and its relationships with local governments. I believe that my background, experience and connections with the business community in the Portland region could be very helpful to the TRIMET Board and staff."
- Warner's interview with Portland Afoot, several months after his appointment
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