Deborah Raber

Deborah Raber is a fourth-generation native Oregonian from the Rogue River Valley. She completed an undergraduate degree in Economics from Southern Oregon State University in 1976, and a Masters degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State in 1984. She has worked for the City of Hillsboro as a planner for over thirty years on many different projects including the master plans for Orenco Station, Tuality Hospital, Jones Farm, and Hillsboro Airport. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. With Kimberli Fitzgerald, Deborah co-authored the book Hillsboro (Arcadia Publishing 2009). 

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  • Hillsboro

    Hillsboro, the seat of Washington County, is in the Tualatin River Basin west of Portland. The earliest people in the area were Atfalati, who gathered at Chatakuin—today’s Five Oaks—to settle disputes, arrange transactions, and carry out community affairs. The first Europeans and Americans arrived in the late 1830s: retired …

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