Budget Director, Multnomah County, Ore.
Christian Elkin has served as Multnomah County's Budget Director since March of 2020. Prior to that, she was the Budget and Finance Manager of the Joint City-County Office of Homeless Services from its inception in 2017 until returning to the Budget Office as the Director in 2020. Christian has been a member of the County’s budget and finance team for 18 years since joining the County’s Budget Office as a Senior Budget Analyst in 2002. Prior to working for the County, she taught high school government and economics and worked at Hobson Ferrarini and Associates, a local real estate economic consulting firm. Mrs. Elkin holds a masters degree in public policy and American politics from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and its Oregon affiliate. Early in her career she served as a public member of the Multnomah Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee.