Katie Meyer, Chief of Staff
Before coming to City Hall, Katie spent 12 years building businesses and community organizing for many of Portland’s neighborhood business districts. She built event management and equipment rental companies that manage and support events such as the Belmont Street Fair, Fremont Fest, Shamrock Run and Portland Marathon. Commissioner Mapps and Katie met as colleagues in 2015 while doing community organization in the Parkrose Business District. They also served together on the board of Venture Portland. In 2019, she became one of Commissioner Mapps’ campaign managers for his 2020 bid for City Council. Katie and the Commissioner share many of the same values, such as responsiveness, customer service, listening and evidence-based decision making. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kundalini yoga, springboard diving and spending time with her son.
Katie is the staff liaison to the Strategic Planning and Opportunities Team, Travel Portland, the Portland Film Office and the Visitors Development Fund Board.
Shannon Carney, Financial Policy Advisor
Shannon led Citywide performance management efforts out of the City of Portland’s City Budget Office for the last five years, where she also worked as a Financial Analyst and Hatfield Fellow. In that role, Shannon coordinated performance reporting across all bureaus to City Council, led implementation of the 2019 Portland Insights Survey, and managed Portland’s partnership with the What Works Cities initiative to increase the City’s capacity to use data and evidence. Shannon has a degree in Economics from Stanford University and received a Master’s in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance while working at King County Metro Transit. Shannon brings to the role a broad knowledge of City operations and unique experience leading collaborative initiatives dedicated to improving City governance. She Is passionate about the potential for data and partnerships to drive government innovation. A native Oregonian, Shannon loves spending time outdoors and is an avid cyclist. You’ll find her riding with Portland Velo and getting out on the open road at Cycle Oregon each summer.
Shannon is the staff liaison to the Bureau of Emergency Communications, Portland Fire and Rescue, Portland Police Bureau, Portland Housing Bureau, Prosper Portland, Bureau of Development Services, City Budget Office, Office for Community Technology and the Office of Equity and Human Rights.
Matt Glazewski, Senior Policy Advisor
Matt Glazewski serves as a Senior Policy Adviser to Commissioner Mapps. Matt has extensive public policy and administration experience, particularly in the environmental arena, having served at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Commissioned Officer, as a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reservist, and as professional staff at Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services department. Matt has also served as a senior adviser and briefer to former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on environmental disasters, including Deepwater Horizon and Hurricane Sandy. As an instructor at Portland Community College, Chairman of the University Park Neighborhood Association, and as a Portland Green Street Steward, Matt has deep ties with everyday Portlanders and a true passion for global climate change related policy. Matt enjoys playing strategy board games, craft beer, and spending time in the wilderness of Olympic National Park during his free time.
Matt is the staff liaison to the Portland Water Bureau, Bureau of Environmental Services, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Bureau of Hydroelectric Power, Portland Parks and Recreation, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bureau of Emergency Management, Office of Government Relations, the City Attorney and the Portland Utility Board.
Adam Lyons, Communications Director & 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 that 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 daughter.
Adam is the staff liaison to the Joint Office of Homeless Services and the Office of Civic Life.
Jill Weir, Community Engagement Manager
Jill brings 15 years of experience in senior leadership positions within the nonprofit field, most recently as the Senior Program Director for New Avenues for Youth, and the Chief Program Officer for Human Solutions Inc.—2 local nonprofits serving youth and families focused on resolving homelessness. She also worked at Camp Fire Columbia for over 6 years as the Vice President of Operations, overseeing youth development programs, including SUN Schools. Jill is a thoughtful leader and collaborator who values transparency, curiosity and humility. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors--biking, skiing, camping, and hiking.
Yvette Perez-Chavez, Constituent Services
Yvette Perez-Chavez is a California native who has spent the last 8 years living in Oregon. Over the last 10 years, she has worked in university settings and in nonprofits. She is passionate about empowering youth and challenging institutions to further adopt culturally inclusive curricula, practices, and policies. Throughout her work she values equity and advocates for a more economically just society. As a daughter of immigrants who are not fluent in English, she has served as an interpreter and translator since she learned to read and write. She is excited to serve as a bridge between the Latino community and the office of Mingus Mapps. Yvette currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She spends her free time serving on the board of the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association, providing consulting and facilitation services through Latina Associates for Collaborative Engagements, attending community events, and hiking.