About Lori Stegmann
“I grew up in East County and have such fond memories. I want this community—and especially the kids—to have that same feeling of family and home.”
Lori Stegmann grew up in the Rockwood neighborhood in west Gresham after being adopted as an infant from an orphanage in Korea. She has been a small business owner and insurance agent for more than 20 years, specializing in commercial insurance. She chose to live and locate her Farmers Insurance agency in the same neighborhood she grew up in.
Lori's interest in public service stems from a desire to help make sure everyone has the same opportunities in life that she has had, such as a family, quality public education, affordable housing, and a shot at a good paying job.
Before being elected to the Gresham City Council in 2010, Lori served on the Gresham Planning Commission, Rockwood Stakeholders Group and Rockwood Light Rail Station Art Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee. She has also served as a board member of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. She is now serving her second term on the Gresham City Council. In 2014 Ms. Stegmann served as the City Council president.
Her duties as Gresham City Councilor have included committee assignments on the Public Safety Committee, Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, Gresham Sister City Association, Youth Advisory Committee and the Council Employee Performance Subcommittee.
Lori co-founded the Rockwood Business Coalition, and has served as its Vice-Chair. She has also chaired a number of Plaza del Sol Community events in Rockwood. Her extensive community service involvement also includes positions with Soroptimist International of Gresham, as both District 2 Secretary, and President. She has also been a Golden Note Award recipient for her volunteer activities.
Lori currently serves on the board of the Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV), and is also a member of Metro's Powell Division Steering Committee and the Multnomah County Citizen Budget Advisory Committee.
Lori put herself through college, graduating from Mt. Hood Community College with an associate degree. She obtained her bachelor's degree in business from Portland State University.