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Posted on: August 2, 2019

Portland Announces New Social Services Director

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The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has hired Aaron Geyer as its Social Services Administrator. He assumed the role on July 31, 2019, and had been serving as the Interim Administrator for the last several months. Prior to that, Mr. Geyer has worked for the City’s Social Services Division for 13 years in a variety of capacities. For the past four years, he has served as the Program Manager responsible for overseeing General AssistanceRepresentative Payee, the HIRE and Workfare programs.  

“Aaron did a fantastic job serving in the interim capacity, and so I’m delighted he accepted our offer to officially assume the Administrator position,” said Kristen Dow, Director of the City’s Health & Human Services Department. “He has proven his leadership and ability to navigate through difficult situations, all while managing several Division initiatives.” 

Portland’s Social Services Division is part of the City’s Health & Human Services Department. The division provides quality programs to low-income Portland residents that encourage dignity, self-respect, and self-reliance in the transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency. Mr. Geyer will oversee a budget of $13 million and a staff of 90.   

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