Eileen Quiring O'Brien

Council Chair

Eileen Quiring O'Brien was elected as Council Chair in November 2018 and took office January 1, 2019.  Prior to winning election as chair she served as Councilor representing District 4 from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

Chair Quiring O'Brien campaigned on a platform supporting private property rights, public safety and economic development to create an economic engine for Clark County.

She had served on the Clark County Planning Commission and Board of Equalization and resigned those positions prior to being sworn in as a member of the council.

At George Fox University, she earned a bachelor's degree in Management of Human Resources.  

Previously, she was executive director of and later consultant to the Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust/Randall Realty Corp. in Portland, Oregon. She served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1995-1997 and Oregon State Senate from 1997-2001.

As a legislator, Councilor Quiring O'Brien focused on justice issues and appropriations. She served as deputy co-chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee and on its subcommittees on human resources, transportation and economic development. She was a member of the Judiciary Committee in both chambers, as well as the Senate Revenue Committee, Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Education Leadership Team, Financial Aid Commission and Pacific Northwest Economic Region Compact. She was elected Majority Whip in 1999.

Councilor Quiring O'Brien is a former small business owner, real estate appraiser and broker.


2019 Council assignments

2018 Council assignments

  • Board of Health
  • Board of Greater Clark Parks District
  • Elected Officials Breakfast
  • Elder Justice Executive Board
  • Emergency Medical Services Districts Board #1
  • Industrial Revenue Bond Board
  • Law and Justice
  • North Country Emergency Medical Services Board
  • Regional Transportation Council
  • Reserve Officer's Relief and Pension Board
  • Southwest WA Clean Air Agency
  • Value Pricing - ODOT (Policy Advisory Committee)
  • Vancouver Library, capital facilities
  • Workforce SW Washington
  • Washington State Association of Counties Board of Directors

2017 Council assignments

  • Board of Health
  • Board of Greater Clark Parks District
  • Elected Officials Breakfast
  • Elder Justice Executive Board
  • Emergency Medical Services Districts Board
  • Industrial Revenue Bond Board
  • Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board
  • North Country Emergency Medical Services Board
  • Regional Transportation Council
  • Reserve Officer's Relief and Pension Board
  • Southwest WA Clean Air Agency
  • Vancouver Library, capital facilities