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Aaron Ridings is the Program Manager for the Counties Futures Lab. He works closely with colleagues throughout NACo and county leaders across the country to create innovative thought leadership events, research projects in government innovation, research policy topics and more.
Aaron has worked for Multnomah County, Oregon Chair Deborah Kafoury and in the Executive Office of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. He began his career at Multnomah County working in the District 1 Commissioner Office, the Office of Community Involvement and in the Office of Aging and Disability Services. He co-authored numerous reports and articles as a Senior Fellow at Western States Center and an Associate Director at the Center for American Progress. Prior to relocating to Washington, DC, he managed statewide issue campaigns in Oregon for over a decade. Aaron received his Bachelor of Science in Community Development and Master of Public Administration degrees from Portland State University.