Oregon Public Performance Measurement Association


Providing performance measurement and management support to practitioners working in the public sector.

OPPMA's Spring 2015 Brown Bag Luncheon in Portland!

Join us in welcoming 

Michael Jordan 
former State of Oregon Chief Operating Officer

Michael will discuss transformations underway in State government.

Friday, April 3rd, 12-1 p.m.
City of Portland
Portland Building, Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland

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Please join us for OPPMA's 
Fall 2014 Brown Bag Luncheon 

Wednesday November 5th from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Willamette University
MUDD Building Room 201-202

Phil (PK) Case, Performance Management Chief from ODOT will speak on Performance Journalism

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You're invited to OPPMA's 2014 Annual Summer Conference!

This year's keynote speaker is:

Jeff Tryens, former Deputy Director for Performance Management in the Mayor's Office of New York City.

Check out our online booking page with Eventbrite by clicking here.

Contact Mark Grabow at grabow@pdx.edu for more details. _____________________________

April 16 Brown Bag Luncheon with Rita Conrad provided a filling discussion for all attendees!

See "Documents" for Rita's PowerPoint.


OPPMA Welcomes its new board members! Check out the "Current Executive Committee Members" page. _______________________________

SAVE THE DATE - April 16, 2014

Brown Bag Luncheon

Willamette University

Details coming soon


July 17, 2013 - Annual Summer Conference

Keynote Speaker:

Shelly Metzenbaum, former Associate Director of the Office of Personnel and Performance Management in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Turnout was EXCELLENT! We sold out tickets for the event!! 


FEBRUARY 26, 2013 - Brown Bag Luncheon
"The Future of Performance Management/Measurement in Oregon and Washington"
Guest Speaker: John Bernard with Mass Ingenuity
Willamette University - "Mudd" Building
Room 204
February 26 from 12:00-1:00pm
Please contact our NEW Graduate Research Assistant, Mark Grabow, for more details. Mark comes to us from Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government, where he is pursuing a Master of Public Administration, specializing in Local Government Management. Here is how to get in touch with him:
(541) 778-2051

Portland State University - Smith Memorial Union - Room 327
9:00 am. - 4:00 p.m.
6.0 CPE Units Available

Can you believe this will be our SEVENTH (7th) Annual Gathering?!?  We decided to meet in Portland this year and are fortunate to have "We don't Make Widgets" author Ken Miller as our morning Keynote/Workshop speaker.  The afternoon features Ken Smith from the University of Washington.  The cost of $99 includes the annual dues for OPPMA membership.

TO REGISTER - send us an e-mail at oppma.oregon@gmail.com

TO PAY - using credit card with the button below.  If using check, attach with your registration form.

APRIL 1 - Brown Bag Lunch
Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Salem, OR (location TBA)

Our next Brown Bag lunch will be April 1 (no fooling!!).
During these challenging times, it is more important than ever that public agencies begin shifting from a culture of compliance to one of continuous improvement. Yet it is not easy, not fast. Focus and perseverance are key along with a strategic approach. This discussion will begin with a look at the journey of a state organization seeking to transform "the way we do things around here."

PRESENTER:  Priscilla Cuddy has worked in Oregon government for ten years, originally at the Employment Department as chief learning officer, then at the Department of Human Services where she founded the DHS Leadership Academy. Priscilla also served at the Oregon Youth Authority as executive coach before her current work at the Department of Administrative Services.  For over twenty five years she led a private consulting company responding to the organization and management needs of federal organizations undergoing transformation.

November 15 Brown Bag Lunch
Willamette University
We are pleased to announce the next Brown Bag lunch on Nov 15 from noon-1 pm in Room 201 at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management (see map).

Rita Conrad is the Project Manager for the Greater Portland-Vancouver Indicators (GPVI) and she will provide an update.  Here is link to the project website www.pdx.edu/ims/Indicator

Many of us know Rita as the former Executive Director of the Oregon Progress Board and we look forward to her presentation.

For more details, contact Ken Smith 503-428-0994 or smithk@willamette.edu   



2010 OPPMA Conference (July 13th & 14th)
Choosing, Measuring, and Using Performance Information

Willamette University, Ford Hall Building

Sponsored by
Willamette University's Center for Governance and Public Policy Research

July 13, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop
OPPMA’s Performance Measurement 101(4 CPE)

Brush-up and get familiar with performance measurement language and learn some tricks-of-the-trade. This panel includes local scholars, performance measurement consultants, and a former member of the Oregon Progress Board.

July 14, 8:30-5:00 p.m.
Choosing, Measuring, and Using Performance Information
(6.5 CPE)

  • Keynote: How to Use Performance Measures and Innovation to Improve Outcomes: Beverly Stein President, Public Strategies Group and former Multnomah Co. Chair & State Representative
  • Measurement Issues by Service Area: Identify issues in the construction and use of measures and the results management process, including the strategic and political process in choosing measures, technology and communication. Problem-solve with expertise in the room. Pick your session by service area.
  • Outdoor BBQ Lunch & Networking
  • Perspectives on Performance Measurement, Transparency and Trust in Government: comments from Sec. of State Kate Brown, State Sen. Frank Morse, Marion Cty. Commissioner Janet Carlson, and Gresham City Counselor Paul Warr-King
  • Communication and the Media in Performance Measurement and Transparency: Gary Conkling of Conkling Fiscum & McCormick along with Dick Hughes and Peter Wong of the Statesman Journal cover effective communication of performance information with the public
  • Fishbowl Topic Sessions: topics are picked by participants to address cross program areas

COST:  $50.00 for 1st day, $100.00 for the 2nd day, or $150.00 for both days.  A 15% discount is being offered to groups of 5 or more. 

For registration information visit the
Center for Governance and Public Policy Research web page:

Questions? Email
or call Holly Carson at 503.370.6115.

The purposes of OPPMA are: 

  • Facilitate a common understanding of performance measurement best practice

  • Improve performance management skills 

  • Foster open discussion of credible performance information with interested citizens 

  • Provide collaborative venues for performance management practitioners

Benefits of Participation in OPPMA

Performance measurement practitioners and users from all levels in government will benefit from the Oregon Public Performance Measurement Association. The ability to share knowledge and pool resources will be fundamental for members, enabling them to keep up to date in a field which is developing and moving at a rapid rate.

Participants will be added to a mailing list of people interested in the field of Performance Measurement and Management and will be kept informed of developments within OPPMA and opportunities to collaborate and learn.

There will be opportunities for participants to interact, including opportunities to network at conferences and workshops.  It is anticipated that workshops and seminars will be organized and held by members for members.