Klamath County Board of Commissioners
Born and raised in Klamath County with an eye toward the future. Through my many years of business and military service, I have developed a combination of proven professional leadership and business strategies, I’ve adopted a core set of beliefs and philosophies that will shape my service to our community.
Deeply rooted in the community, I understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in Klamath County. I see a County, rich with untapped potential. I am committed to implementing policies that stimulate growth in our local businesses and new business opportunities.
Through my service in the United States Navy, stationed in the Persian Gulf, I have developed a passion for working on Veteran’s projects and services. Volunteering to sit on the Veterans steering committee for the Association of Oregon Counties and the National Association of Counties, I am committed to ensuring that those who have faithfully served, are cared for in a way that honors their service and sacrifice.
Being a Klamath County native, I returned home after completing my service abroad and shortly after met my wife of nearly 20 years. My wife Teri, a teacher with the Klamath County School district, and I have three wonderful children. When not working, you will find the us at our kids’ many sporting events or attending a soccer game. We also enjoy the many outdoor activities that Klamath has to offer.
"The economic health and vitality of our community begins with our elected officials setting the proper tone, a tone that lifts the spirits of our citizens, a tone that sees a future for our community full of optimism and promise, a tone that encourages businesses to invest their money here because of who we are and what we have to offer."
- Derrick DeGroot