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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of the Ombudsman

A division of the Portland City Auditor's Office

phone: 503-823-0144


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 310, Portland, OR 97204

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City Ombudsman Margie Sollinger

Margie has served as City Ombudsman since 2012. Before joining the Auditor’s Office, she was a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Public Representation, where she practiced environmental, administrative and open government law. Prior to that, Margie clerked on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and was a housing attorney at Bread for the City, a non-profit social and legal services organization in the District of Columbia. Margie received her undergraduate degree in biology and environmental studies from Carleton College and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Deputy Ombudsman Tony Green

Tony joined the Ombudman’s Office as Deputy Ombudsman in 2015. His background and experience are in journalism and state government. Since 2009, he worked in communications and policy at the Secretary of State’s office, the Department of Administrative Services and the Attorney General’s office. Prior to that, Tony spent more than 20 years as a reporter for The Oregonian. He earned an undergraduate degree in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Master of Studies in Law from Yale Law school. He grew up in New York City.

Community Outreach and Information Assistant Gayla Jennings

Gayla has been part of the Ombudsman’s Office as a Community Outreach and Information Assistant since 2013. She also assists the Auditor’s Council Clerk and Contracts division and has been a member of the Auditor’s Office since 2008. Prior to that, Gayla worked in the private sector for mortgage lending and insurance companies. Gayla received her undergraduate degree in political science from Oregon State University.