Page Phillips Strickler brings over two decades of public policy and political experience from the Pacific Northwest and around the country. She is highly skilled at working with federal agencies and has focused her career on complex issues such as large-scale transportation projects, dredging in the Columbia River and the future of Mt. St. Helens.
Page has worked for elected officials in both Washington and Oregon, including the state offices of U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Congressman Brian Baird, and as a congressional aid for Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse in Washington, D.C. She has led her own consulting practice, has worked political campaigns in Oregon, California and Colorado, and served as the Washington State Director for the Columbia River Crossing Coalition.
Page specializes in driving stakeholder outreach and advocacy efforts around high profile public projects such as the replacement of the I-5 bridge connecting Oregon and Washington, economic development plans at the Port of Portland, and infrastructure projects such as roads and water pipelines.
She believes firmly that Portland and Southwest Washington are connected as one regional area. Her daughter attends Beaumont Middle School in Portland and her stepdaughter attends Henrietta Lacks High School in Vancouver. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and biking when the weather is nice, and cooking and reading during the rainy season.
Page has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree and a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from the University of Oregon. Page is a Board Member of the Columbia River Economic Development Council and is co-chair of its I-5 Bridge Replacement Task Force.