Greg Lemhouse was elected to the City Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 and 2016.
He is a native Oregonian, born and raised in Salem, graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Sociology and moved to Ashland in 1995. He is married to an Ashland High School Alumni whose family has lived in Ashland for over 30 years. Together, they have 3 children. Their eldest, Jackson, graduated from Ashland High School and is now in college. Johnny is at Ashland High School and Bella is enrolled at Ashland Middle School.
Greg has a background in non-profit leadership, public safety leadership and international business. After a career in law enforcement that spanned two decades, Greg joined electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo Inc., to lead the company’s efforts in building its international distribution network and establish relationships with foreign governments. Under his leadership, the company established a distribution network in South America, Asia, Australia and Scandinavia and developed business relationships in Central America and Israel. Greg also worked with local, state and the federal government in the US to promote the use of electric vehicles in communities and government organizations.
Greg is currently the Vice President for Workforce Development for Southern Oregon Goodwill Industries. He is a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for leading the organization's efforts in providing the critical services that enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.
Greg is sits on the Board of Directors for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank as its Past-President and is a board member for So Humane as well. Greg is also a past Paul Harris Fellow with Ashland Lithia Springs Rotary and a former member of the Board of Directors for Resolve and enjoys being a basketball and football coach for Ashland High School.
In his spare time, Greg enjoys studying history, attending Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Oregon Cabaret plays with his wife, hiking all of Ashland’s trails in the watershed and traveling with his family.
Greg is a proud "Ashlander" and is dedicated to protecting the character of Ashland. His priorities include:
Addressing the challenging budget and fiscal issues that face the city by focusing on efficient, yet high-quality government services
Improving our downtown area so that residents and visitors can enjoy what our town has to offer and businesses thrive
Fighting discrimination in all its forms
Helping those in need by making available resources more readily available in Ashland
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