Changing faces on the Westside



 Ruth Osuna 2

 Ruth Osuna

  Washington County and the City of Hillsboro announced hiring in some key management positions in October.

   Ruth Osuna has been named the new deputy administrator for Washington County.

 Simone Brooks
 Simone Brooks

She was recently the assistant city manager for Oxnard, California, but worked a number of years in her home state of Arizona.

   "Ruth has a wealth of experience across many of our key service areas and programs including housing, community and economic development, finance and budget, and public works, as well with nonprofit organizations and community groups," County Administrator Bob Davis said.
   At the City of Hillsboro, Simone Brooks has been named assistant city manager, overseeing Community and Organizational Connectivity and Engagement.
   For the past seven years, Brooks has led Portland-based Brooks Staffing, a minority-owned professional services and staffing firm, providing staffing and other services to employers in the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on creating employment opportunities for individuals of color.
   Hillsboro's Downtown Partnership also has a new leader in Elisa Joy Payne, who has volunteered with the organization for the last three years.