Commissioner Bill Baertlein announced on Sept. 10 that he has filed to run for reelection to the position of Tillamook County Commissioner.
Baertlein was first elected as a Tillamook County Commissioner in 2012. He currently represents Tillamook County as a board member and past president of the Northwest Seniors and Disability Services, A board member of Northwest Oregon Housing Authority, Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization, Forest Trust Lands Advisory Committee, Forest Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Community Action Team for Tillamook, Clatsop and Columbia Counties and Tillamook County Family YMCA. Baertlein also serves as liaison to over 25 other Tillamook County departments and organizations.
Baertlein has focused his time on improving roads and infrastructure to meet the needs of the community and tourists visiting our area. In addition he is chairing the task force working on making 2016 a year of wellness in Tillamook County. He is also currently working on coordinating a housing needs assessment and a strategy for increasing housing in Tillamook County.