Councilor: Position 5

Marc joined the City Council in November, 2008, after he was elected to fill an open, unexpired term. Before joining the Council, Marc worked on the City’s Planning Commission and the Committee for Community Involvement. Marc believes in strong public involvement, a rich community vision, good planning for downtown, effective economic development, and attention to detail across the wide range of services the City offers to its residents, employers, and employees.

Marc’s Message

Beaverton has a storied and outstanding history. We have to respect that history as we achieve our desired future for the City. We have great neighborhoods, great schools, great parks, and a great vision for the heart of our community. As we grow, I want to see new development bring great places for living, people-friendly public spaces, high-quality building design, and successful employers with good jobs for our residents. At the same time, we must pay careful attention to improving transportation, to maintaining robust infrastructure, and to enhancing our important places. I also want to get more people involved with their neighborhoods, with City events and projects, and with our advisory committees.

City of Beaverton Boards & Commissions



Other Boards and Commissions

Marc is one of Beaverton's three representatives to the Joint Water Commission, the intergovernmental agency which supplies the City of Beaverton's drinking water. Marc works on the board of the Oregon Technology Business Center, the technology business incubator started by the City of Beaverton, and volunteers with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Advisory Council. He currently serves on two policy advisory committees of the League of Oregon Cities. Marc served as chair of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District's bond oversight committee from 2009 through 2014. He served on Beaverton's Committee for Community Involvement from 2006 to 2008, on Beaverton's Planning Commission in 2007 and 2008, and from mid-2008 until January 2014 as chair of Washington County's Planning Commission.

Background and Education

Marc worked in the computer software industry for over 26 years, most of those in Beaverton, and continues to serve technology entrepreneurs in Beaverton. He earned a BA in Physics and Music from Dartmouth College in 1978, and an MA in Music Composition from the University of California, San Diego, in 1980. Marc is married to Kathryn Harrington, and lives in northwest Beaverton, near 180 Ave. and Walker Rd.