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mayor , state legislator , college administrator

Vera Katz, American former mayor, college administrator, state legislator. Fellow American Leadership Forum (founder Oregon chapter); member Democratic Legislation Leaders Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Background

Katz, Vera was born on August 3, 1933 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Came to the United States, 1940. Daughter of Lazar Pistrak and Raissa Goodman.

Education

Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1955. Postgraduate, Brooklyn College, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lewis & Clark College.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Portland State University, Oregon.

Career

Market research analyst TIMEX, B.T. Babbitt, New York City, 1957-1962. Member Oregon House of Representatives, Salem, 1985—1991. Former director development Portland Community College.

Mayor City of Portland, Oregon, 1992—2004. Member Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Oregon Legislation, Salem, since 1985. Member advisory committee Governor's Council on Health, Fitness and Sports, Oregon Legislation, since 1985.

Member Governor's Commission on School Funding Reform. Member Carnegie task Force on Teaching as Profession, Washington, 1985-1987. Vice-chair assembly National Conference State Legislation, Denver, 1986—2003.

Membership

Fellow American Leadership Forum (founder Oregon chapter). Member Democratic Legislation Leaders Association, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Camping, jogging, dance.

Connections

father:
Lazar Pistrak

mother:
Raissa Goodman

spouse:
Mel Katz

child:
Jesse Katz