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  • Welcome Robb Van Cleave

    LGPI is delighted to announce that Robb Van Cleave is our new Executive Director. Robb has joined us from Columbia Gorge Community College, where he has been Chief Operating Officer since 2006. Prior to joining the college, Robb was the Director of Employee & Administration Services with Wasco County, Oregon.

    Robb’s background includes extensive knowledge and experience in county and city government, both as an appointed and elected official. He has over 24 years of experience leading human resources, labor relations and risk management in county government and higher education.  Robb proudly served his community for 15 years as an elected official in city government, where he served as a City Councilor before being appointed Mayor, and was elected for five additional mayoral terms.

    Robb has a proven track record of successful leadership and we are confident that he will be a strong asset to LGPI and to our members.

    Please join us in welcoming Robb to the team!

    About LGPI

    The Local Government Personnel Institute (LGPI) is an ORS 190 public agency that offers Human Resources and Labor Relations assistance to cities, counties, and special districts throughout Oregon.

    We were founded in 1971 as a joint venture between the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) and the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC). LGPI is governed by a eight-member Board of Directors and employs full- and part-time staff members.

    LGPI members rest easy knowing that knowledgeable, passionate, practical, and professional help is just a phone call or email away when it is most needed. LGPI members receive no-cost technical assistance, and a discounted rate on LGPI consulting services, including Labor Relations representation, HR assistance, background & internal affairs investigations, training, and so much more. Oregon's local governments have saved thousands of dollars employing our expert advice to avert crises and to handle their everyday needs in Labor Relations and Human Resources.

    Our HR experts conduct salary surveys, classification and compensation studies, write job descriptions, and answer tough HR dilemmas. If you need help dealing with an employee issue, or if you're looking for representation in union negotiations, our experienced Labor Relations consultants are your best choice. Our consultants travel across the state to assist our members whenever it's needed.

    Cities, counties, special districts, councils of government, community colleges, and other local governments all benefit from our services.

    Use this website to learn about our services and the benefits of LGPI membership. Then give us a call to find out how we can help you!

    Your LGPI Membership! 

    LGPI is pleased to welcome our members back for another great year of service, education, and advocacy. Our labor lawyers, analysts, and investigators provide the best public-sector services in Oregon, including labor relations, human resources, arbitrations, classification/compensation, investigations, and more at truly affordable rates.

    Your LGPI membership provides additional year-round benefits, including:

    ·        No-Cost Technical Assistance: Any of your management staff can take advantage of this valuable service. If you’ve got a question, need clarification, or just want advice before you take action, don’t hesitate to call or email LGPI; our experts will provide quality assistance at no charge.

    ·        Monthly Newsletter: Our newsletter is a great resource to keep your management team up to date on the latest human resources and labor relations issues.

    ·        Members-Only Website: At, your staff can find exclusive information, including hundreds of labor contracts from other local governments and an archive of LGPI newsletters.

    ·        Discounted Conference Registration: As an LGPI member, your employees receive lower rates for registration. Join us August 17 & 18, 2016 at the Salem Convention Center for the best public-sector education available.

    Employees are one of your most valuable assets, and LGPI is the best tool to help manage that resource.