Tom HughesElected as Metro Council’s President in 2010, Tom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the region-wide government, and in his first term has shown his effectiveness at getting real results that benefit Oregonians. In the past few years under Tom’s leadership, the Metro Council has advanced a development proposal to secure a privately-owned convention center hotel, secured the region’s first-ever approval for an innovative and smarter approach to land use planning, and made one of the smallest urban growth boundary expansions in years while still ensuring we have enough land to support a diverse economy. Lean more ->