Commissioner Tim Freeman grew up in Douglas County.
Working as a field mechanic for Don Whitaker Logging, he put himself through college and supported his family. Tim and his wife, Angelia, have been married for 33 years and have raised their family here. In 1991, they purchased their own business, Freeman’s Garden Valley Shell, and operated it for 26 years.
Tim has served on the Boards of UCAN; Umpqua Health; Cancer Center; Oregon Gun Owners, and the Douglas Forest Protective Association. He is a member of all Douglas County chambers of commerce and numerous organizations including Douglas Timber Operators; Roseburg Executive Club; Marine Corps League; NRA.
Commissioner Freeman became involved in public service when he was appointed to the Roseburg Budget Committee in 2001. In 2003 he was elected to the Roseburg City Council and began his public service. From 2009 to 2015, Tim was elected and served as an Oregon state representative, working in leadership and on numerous committees and taskforces.
Work Ethic, Accessibility, Leadership, Results
Tim puts the work into representing everyone in Douglas County. He worked with his fellow commissioners to hold 90 town halls meetings focusing on the budget in his first 3 years as a county commissioner. He has worked the long hours needed to lead the county through many challenges.
He cares about being accessible to Douglas County residents, giving out his personal number and answering questions personally via email. Tim is an active member of the community, leading and attending numerous community events around the county.
If new problems arise, Tim is front and center, ready to craft effective solutions. He has worked to ‘right-size’ county government to live within its means. His work reduced the county’s PERS liability. He helped get federal forest management reform approved and renewed Secure Rural Schools funding (twice for a total of 4 years) bringing in almost $50 million in to Douglas County from DC. He has always supported many jobs creation projects in the county.