The Lightning Round with Mark Stotik

Mark Stotik

Labor and Employee Relations Manager

Clackamas County


What book(s) is on your nightstand?

Ride A Cockhorse by Raymond Kennedy

Drood by Dan Simmons

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake

If you were to run for elected office, which position would seek?

Portland City Commissioner

Your best piece of career advice.

  • Never run from, always run to; and
  • Be curious

Biggest issue facing local governments?

Shrinking revenues with greater demand on services.

If you were a baseball player, what would be your theme music while you were on-deck?

Enter Sandman by Metallica or Iron Man by Black Sabbath

What are three things people will say about you at your retirement party?

  • He talked fast,
  • loved his cat, and
  • was curious.

If I turned on your iPod right now, what would be playing?

A rotation of Tool, Metallica and A Perfect Circle

Name two of your mentors. 

  • Nancy Drury, Director of Employee Services, Clackamas County
  • Peggy O’Hara (my Resident Director when I was a Resident Assistant in college)

(Fill in the blank) Government is ……..

where the action is.

(Fill in the blank) ELGL is …….

a good way to learn about a lot of different things.


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