Bob Strosser was elected to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in November 2016 and sworn into office on December 27, 2016, for his term beginning on January 2, 2017. Commissioner Strosser serves as Chair of the Board for 2019.
For the 2019 calendar year, Commissioner Strosser is the Board liaison to the following County departments and/or committees: Airport (Airport Advisory Committee), Economic Development Advisory Committee/EDAC, Health and Human Services (Animal Control Advisory Committee, County Wolf Advisory Committee, Local Alcoholism and Drug Planning Committee/LADPC, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee/MHDDAC, Public Health Advisory Board/PHAB, Veterans Advisory Committee), and Surveyor.
Commissioner Strosser also serves as the Board liaison to the City Councils of Ashland, Butte Falls, Eagle Point, Medford, and Phoenix. In addition, he is the Board liaison to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Governor's Regional Solutions Team/RST, Housing Authority of Jackson County/HAJC, Jackson County Vector Control District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Association of Counties/NACo (Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee), NOAA Fisheries Services, Rogue Workforce Partnership, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc/SOREDI, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Commissioner Bob Strosser has spent most of his adult life as a public servant beginning as a police officer in 1966. He was drafted into the Army in 1967 (military leave) and spent time in Vietnam with the 11th Pathfinder Detachment assisting combat infantry units. Upon returning home and to the police department, he was later accepted to Pepperdine University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Management and Administration in 1975.
Commissioner Strosser retired from the Pasadena Police Department in 1990, after 24 years of service, finishing his career as a Commander. Shortly after retirement he relocated to Medford and two years later began a career in real estate. Through the years he has served in many positions of leadership in the real estate community including President of the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors. He has been awarded the Realtor Image Award in 1997, the Public Service Award in 1999, the Realtor of the Year in 2000, and the Outstanding Service Award in 2014.
In 1998, Bob was elected to the Medford City Council and served for 16 years while also serving on the Board, and multiple committees, for a three year term on the League of Oregon Cities. He was appointed by the Governor for two terms to the State Interoperability Executive Council focused on Public Safety Communications, which is known now as the "State Radio Project." He has been involved with the Regional Rate Committee, which is a regional waste water entity and led him to serve with the Medford Water Commission in various capacities.
Commissioner Strosser has involved himself in many other service opportunities in the community through the years. From 2002 to 2014, he served on the Board for the Medford Senior Center and the Board for "ACCESS" which is a community based support coalition entity for the elderly and aging. He has spent many hours volunteering with Junior Achievement, Dictionary Project, Kids Spree, and Salvation Army Bell Ringers.
While his wife, Phyllis, was on the Board for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Bob was involved with the Capital Campaign. He has served at many levels with the Rotary Club of Medford during his membership, which began in 1999, and he proudly holds life memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Pathfinder Association, Marine Corps League, and Vietnam Veterans of America.
Bob has two adult sons, one of who is presently service active duty military. Bob and Phyllis have also been foster parents on several occasions and currently enjoy guardianship of one of their eight grandchildren.
Jackson County Courthouse
10 S Oakdale Ave. Room 214
Medford, OR 97501