The Alliance works closely with legislators and the Governor’s office to build understanding, and support, for the critical work our members do.

Our membership is also very engaged in relationship building with their legislators. This means we can provide information and resources to a legislator or legislative committee from every region in Oregon.

We provide concise, weekly briefings to all members on hot topics and headlines from the capitol halls. Our Executive Director and lobbyist frequently provide individual reports to the Boards of membership agencies, specific to that members priorities.


Governor Kitzhaber signs a runaway and homeless youth bill sponsored by the Alliance. Attending are, in order from left Janet Arenz, Craig Opperman, Mike Balter, Ann Craig, and Cyndi Astley.


2017 Legislative Session Updates!

Janet Arenz, executive director, testifies on HB 2401, a bill put forward by the Alliance to require DHS investigators and child welfare workers to have trauma-informed training in contacts with children and staff in provider organizations. February 2017

DHS, Justin Hopkins testifies on Alliance bill for trauma-informed training, HB 2401 – February 2017


2017 Legislator Photos

Previous Years Legislator Photos

Senator Monnes-Anderson, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health Care with Janet Arenz.January 2017
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Alliance Executive Director, Janet Arenz with Oregon Governor, Kate Brown.
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