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The City of Portland, Oregon

Dan Saltzman

Commissioner, City of Portland

Phone: 503-823-4151

Fax: 503-823-3036

1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204

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Meet the Team

Matt GrummMatt Grumm

Chief of Staff

(503) 823-4151  |  matt.grumm@portlandoregon.gov

Matt has been working with Dan since his first campaign for City Council. He assists the Commissioner in managing the Portland Bureau of Transportation and is a good contact for all transportation planning activities in our region. He's also the point of contact for issues pertaining to city utilities, short term rentals and general Portland government questions. Matt has also advised Dan on numerous city budgets and is an excellent resource for budget information.

Matt has a BA in Political Science from Southern Oregon University and dabbled in urban planning at Portland State University. He grew up in the heart of the Mid Willamette Valley, the sorely misunderstood and great town of Albany Oregon. While in college he interned for Senator Ron Wyden, and after moving to Portland in 1997, became very active in local politics. He is a rabid Portland Timbers fan and will also talk your ear off about the Blazers if you give him a chance. You have been warned.

Additional Liaison Responsibilities: METRO’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation, Public Works Permitting processes.


R. Lyne Martin-Modica

Scheduler & Office Manager

(503) 823-4151  |  lyne.martin@portlandoregon.gov

R. Lyne Martin-Modica brings with her many years of government experience. Lyne has worked for former County Chair Gladys McCoy, Beverly Stein and County Commissioner Maria Rojo de Steffey. Lyne's daily task of keeping Commissioner Saltzman on time and on schedule can be anything but smooth, but she does so with ease, confidence and a sense of humor.

Lyne enjoys reading, traveling and cooking for family and friends.


Shaina Hobbs Shaina Hobbs

Policy Director

(503) 823-4151  |  shaina.hobbs@portlandoregon.gov

Shaina brings with her a varied background in public service, with experience in the Metro Council Office and as a Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Tigard. Shaina provides policy support to the Commissioner and staff on transportation issues and advocates for transportation equity. She is the point of contact for parking issues, the Fixing Our Streets Program, and other general transportation questions. Shaina also serves as a liaison for the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services.

Shaina grew up in Maryland, where she earned a BS in Political Science from Towson University. While at college, she spearheaded the installation of the first bike repair station on Towson’s campus in response to the city’s newly completed bike loop. In her free time, she loves to cook Filipino food, play board games, and travel.


Stacy Brewster 

Communications Director

(503) 823-4151  |  stacy.brewster@portlandoregon.gov

Stacy oversees constituent communications, social media and press for Commissioner Saltzman. He is the office’s liaison with the East Portland Action Plan and tracks issues pertaining to arts and culture, LGBTQ rights, elders, and the city’s ADA Title II compliance for people with disabilities.

Stacy is a published fiction writer and poet as well as a volunteer workshop facilitator with Write Around Portland, a non-profit that provides free writing workshops for those who would not otherwise have access to writing in community with others due to income, disability or other barriers.


Gene YamamotoGene Yamamoto

Administrative & Policy Specialist

(503) 823-4151  |  gene.yamamoto@portlandoregon.gov

Gene is the Commissioner's liaison to Portland Fire & Rescue and the Fire & Police Disability and Retirement in addition to providing policy and constituent communications support for the Commissioner and staff. He sits on the Budget Advisory Committee for Portland Fire & Rescue and works on exploring Smart City initiatives. Gene is also on the HAPI (Hapa, Asian, and Pacific Islander) Leadership Committee for the HAPI Affinity Group at the City of Portland.

Gene grew up in the Portland area and recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in Asian Studies. He is also trilingual in English, Japanese and Chinese having grown up in a Japanese-American household, while also studying Chinese throughout his schooling career. He enjoys watching the Portland Timbers and Premier League, playing a round of golf with friends and hiking in the Columbia Gorge.