Meet Commissioner Mapps' Team

Mapps' Team

Katie Meyer

Chief of Staff

Katie Meyer and Commissioner Mapps have been working together since 2014 in many capacities, including community development, event management, political campaigning and City Hall.  Originally from Northern Virginia, Katie moved to Portland in 2008, drawn here for the proximity to nature and walkable neighborhoods.  Over the past decade, she has built and sold several businesses, including an event management and equipment rental company that produce and assist some of the best outdoor events in Portland.  She served on the board of Venture Portland and worked with business districts such as Montavilla, Belmont, Beaumont, Parkrose, and Division/Clinton.  During the Commissioner’s 2019-2020 campaign run, she became his campaign manager, inspired by his vision and courage to improve the City. 

Katie manages the day-to-day operations of the Mapps Office, including six staff members and the Commissioner himself.  She is the staff liaison to all things Arts & Culture, the Portland Rose Festival, Travel Portland/Visitor's Development Fund and Charter Reform.  

Nalie Alexandre

Executive Assistant and Scheduler


Nalie is the middle child of 5(6) wonderful adults(now), born in a very musically inclined household; both parents migrated from Haiti, which makes French Creole her first language.

After teaching in an early childhood education facility for almost 21 years, 2020 shifted her interest and skills towards administrative work.

Nalie worked as an office manager at a physical therapy clinic for two years. That move was similar to working with children; she fit right in helping people from numerous cultural backgrounds.

Nalie enjoys hanging out with her siblings and doing almost anything, like bowling, softball, game nights, movies, singing and listening to music. Since she has no children, her four nephews are her world.

Nalie is taking a break from a YouTube page she started for young children in 2018; she plans on recording again to keep the little ones happy with songs, book reading, and story-telling.

Nalie is excited to be here at City Hall, doing all the things she enjoys the most: helping people.

Shannon Carney

Senior Policy Advisor


Shannon is the staff liaison to the Portland Bureau of Transportation.  Her bio will be up shortly! 

Jackson Pahl

Constituent Services and Policy Assistant

Jackson is a sixth-generation Oregonian with ties ranging from Pendleton to Southeast Portland. Since he was 17, he has followed a lifelong passion and joined many food trucks and restaurants, including world-famous Portland institutions like PDX Sliders and Kenny and Zuke’s. These years of service experience put him in close contact with a wide variety of people from all over the city, state, and country. During his time at the University of Oregon, Jackson helped supervise the student wing of the University of Oregon Foundation. He learned the value of his communication skills and used them to secure tens of thousands in donations for academic programs, scholarships, and student services across campus. He took a particular interest in the Pathway Oregon scholarship program and made it a goal to support this needs-based scholarship fund as much as he could. Jackson believes education should not be closed off to those who cannot afford it.

Since he no longer works in restaurants, Jackson loves spending his free time cooking elaborate and delicious meals for anyone patient enough to wait for him to get his food just right (He promises it is worth the wait). He also enjoys hiking, biking, sitting in the shade, and playing tour guide for anyone new to the city.

Goldann Salazar

Policy Advisor


Goldann is a lifelong Oregonian who grew up in Northeast and East Portland and graduated from Lewis & Clark College. Over the last ten years, she has worked in local government, starting as an AmeriCorps Vista intern in a former Mayor’s office and then as a staffer in a former City Commissioner’s office. One of her proudest achievements was being on the Inclusive/Sanctuary City Taskforce and passing a policy to appropriate funds to help DACA recipients gain legal representation. She has also committed several years to the non-profit sector as a former staffer at Unite Oregon, a TEFL licensed instructor in Ecuador, and worked with survivors of violence and abuse at the National Crime Victim Law Institute. Most recently, she returned from her assignment in Rwanda with the US Peace Corps where she lived and taught in a rural village. She is passionate about applying social policy frameworks to solve on-the-ground issues in her community. She enjoys hiking, traveling to new places, reading books, and spending time with her friends and family in her free time.

Goldann is the staff liaison to the Strategic Planning and Opportunities Team, the Portland Housing Bureau, and the Office of Governmental Relations. She also supports special projects related to equity with both senior policy advisors and is responsible for all matters pertaining to City Council.

Michelle Rodriguez

Policy Advisor


As a first-generation child of immigrants and daughter of a US Navy family, Michelle has lived all over the United States and internationally.  The experience of moving every two years, changing schools, being challenged to leave old friends and make new ones, and discovering new communities has shaped her worldview and provided the backdrop to her future career path.  After studying Political Science and International Conflict Resolution at San Diego State University and American University in D.C., respectively, along with her student activism, Michelle was committed to serving her community.   She began her career working in social and environmental justice (EJ) on the San Diego/Tijuana border region in the early 2000s, living and working on both sides of the border.   She then moved to the Bay Area for statewide policy advocacy work representing six EJ organizations in Sacramento before continuing her journey north with her husband and landing in Oregon. 

She has worked in the non-profit and public sector for nearly two decades, centering her work on racial and social justice, focusing on under-resourced and disenfranchised communities.  After five years directing a small youth-focused non-profit in Hillsboro, she joined the City of Portland.  Starting with Portland Parks in 2014, she ran the Friends & Partner program, where she met volunteers dedicated to advocating for their community parks.  She then moved to Civic Life as an analyst and operations supervisor for three years.  While working, Michelle has remained connected to the Latinx community through volunteerism, serving as vice chair of the Latino Leadership Council of Washington County and previously serving as co-leader in the City of Portland affinity group, LatinxPDX.  She enjoys spending time with her family, riding their bikes around their neighborhood, cheering her kids on at their PCU soccer games, and supporting their favorite teams, the Thorns and Timbers.

Adam Lyons

Communications Director and Policy Advisor

Adam is a lifelong resident of Northeast Portland, a fact he likes to brag about. He began his career managing houseless shelters and subsidized housing for men in inner Southeast Portland. Later, he worked as Emergency Services Manager for a family shelter system in East Portland. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, where he was proud to amplify community voices and promote civic engagement. Adam believes strongly that all people are inherently good, Portlanders are resilient, and the Blazers will win the Championship this year. He loves hiking with his wife, running the Esplanade with his dog, and doing art projects with his daughters.