Matthew Garrett

Matthew Garret assumed the directorship of the Oregon Department of Transportation in December 2005. He started with ODOT in 1997 as liaison to local government and quickly transitioned to serve as the agency’s Chief of Staff until June 2003.

In June 2003, Matthew assumed duties as the Region 1 manager, directing a staff of more than six-hundred in the design, development and implementation of complex multi-modal transportation systems for the most densely populated geographic region in the state. He represented the agency to elected and appointed officials at the local, regional, state and federal level, including tribal representatives.

Matthew currently serves on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on the Environment. In this capacity he provides leadership in the challenging areas of climate change, storm water management and environmental streamlining.

Matthew is a graduate of George Washington University with a degree in political science.