Councilor: Position 2

Betty Bode

Councilor Betty Bode was elected to the City Council in the November 2002 general election and began her first four-year term of service on January 6, 2003. Councilor Bode was re–elected in 2007. Prior to her election to the City Council she served as charter chair and a commission member on the Beaverton Human Rights Advisory Commission from 1993 to 1997 and on the Planning Commission in 2000.

Betty enjoys spending time with her brother, Tom; sister-in-law, Jacque; and her two nephews, Tommy and Michael. The boys attend Beaverton schools. Betty lives in the Sorrento area and enjoys gardening, reading, and volunteering at Rose Haven Women's Crisis center.

City of Beaverton Boards & Commissions

Other Appointments

  • Councilor Bode was appointed by Governor Kulongoski and has served on the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board since 2007
  • Homeless Plan Advisory Committee for Washington County, chair - present
  • Human Rights Council of Washington County - present
  • Vision Action Network Board of Directors - present
  • Washington County Charter Review Committee - present


  • Spanish Language Education. ILISA Immersion Language School, San Pedro, Costa Rica (Spring 1999)
  • Doctor of philosophy, education. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon (1995)
  • Master's of science, nursing with a minor in administration. University of Portland, Portland, Oregon (1982)
  • Bachelor of science, nursing with a minor in English. Madonna College, Livonia, Michigan (1974)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse. Shapiro School of Nursing at Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Michigan (1969)

Vital Statistics

  • Nurse Epidemiologist — Washington County Health & Human Services — Communicable Disease Program
  • Former Clinic Administrator, Virginia Garcia Memorial / Beaverton Clinic
    • The mission of the Virginia Garcia Clinic is to provide high–quality comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary care to the communities in Washington County. The clinic is a federally qualified health clinic that receives federal dollars to serve those individuals that are without resources and other barriers to receiving health care. In the first year of operation 79% of the patients that qualified to be seen at the clinic had a Beaverton zip code.
  • Chair, Medical Office Assisting Program at Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR. 1978 through June 2003
  • Registered Nurse, State of Oregon
  • Chair of Virginia Garcia Health Care Foundation, Cornelius, OR. 2000 to 2003
  • Parish Council President. Sacred Heart Church. 1999–2001

Media Productions

  • Film. “Hope and Healing” Produced for the Raphael House of Portland (2001).
  • Film. Produced “Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center,” Cornelius, OR. Chemeketa TV Studio. Received the Award of Distinction for exceeding film industry standards in communicating an idea (2000).
  • CD–music. Production Consultation. “Sacred Hymns Revisited” by Roger Mielke. Museum Music Productions, Lake Oswego, OR (1998).
  • CD–music. Executive Producer/Director. “Tender is the Heart” by Dan Scott. Museum Music Productions, Lake Oswego, OR (1997).
  • CD–ROM. Produced a bilingual (Spanish/English) interactive CD–ROM, Poniendose en Contacto con el Cuidado de Salud/Getting in Touch with Health Care (1997).
  • Film. Produced and directed a 28–minute documentary on leadership training. Title: Oregon Institute of Leadership Training. Sponsored by the Oregon chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (1995).
  • Software. “Outcome Competencies for a Medical Assisting Program according to the DACUM occupational analysis and the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Council on Allied Health Education” (August 1993). Database available in DOS or MAC format