My name is Jeff Hindley and I moved to Beaverton when I was 5. Well, I had no choice, I mean how much say do you have about anything when you're 5? Basically, my parents made me come here but I'm glad they did. Beaverton is great and I love Washington County. I attended Vose Elementary, Highland Park Middle School and graduated from Beaverton High School.
I have been married to my beautiful wife Tabitha for over 26 years who has worked as a Registered Nurse for the last 15 years. I have 2 awesome boys who both graduated from Hillsboro High School with my oldest recently graduating from the University of Oregon...GO DUCKS! (Sorry Beaver fans...but I love you too)
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Masters Degree in Theological Studies. Most of my professional life has been working with at-risk youth in the criminal justice and mental health fields, and it's been incredibly rewarding. In those fields, I have worked in County government for over 20 years with the last 10 as an administrator, specifically to our great neighbor to the south, Yamhill County. Because of this, I have a detailed knowledge of how county government works as well as an experienced understanding of the perspective of county employees, the needs of the citizens and both the strengths and limitations of government.
My other feats of public service have been as a volunteer basketball coach and I have taught growth group classes at my local church here in the community for many years. I currently serve on Washington County's Homeless Plan Advisory Committee (HPAC), the Rural Roads Maintenance Advisory Committee (RROMAC) and am a member of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
My wife and I both came from blue collar families. My father is a retired machinist and my mother was a housewife and later worked in the Fab at Intel. My wife's mother was a retired Teacher and her father was a licensed caulker and janitor. They have all helped us to become who we are today and I have never forgotten their example. They're simply some of the most amazing people I could have hoped to have learned from. My experiences are also much like many of yours and consequently, I'm not any different than you are. We have struggled financially, not known how we were going to make the next month's rent and have used public assistance to survive. Hell, we've had to use our oven to heat our home when we were younger because we were too poor to fix our furnace. But we worked hard and sacrificed a lot to accomplish everything we have. Because of my experiences, I always worked toward giving back and always thought about how I could do this best. This now, is the highest way I think I can do that. I'm well prepared to lead and to take some hard shots as well as put myself out there for all of the county's citizens, no matter the consequences, to ensure it remains the greatest county in Oregon for all of us. Washington County will never become Multnomah County under my watch!
Please feel free to contact me on the link provided on the main page if you have questions, comments or want to tell me what you or your community is struggling with. But, as I'm a positive person and a bit of an optimist, I would also like to hear about what's good and what you love about Washington County as well.
Thank you for your support and trust.
A sweet testimonial from my dear wife.