Bob Strosser was elected to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in November of 2016 and sworn into office on December 27, 2016, for his term beginning on January 2, 2017. Commissioner Strosser serves as Vice Chair of the Board for 2018.
For the 2018 calendar year, Commissioner Strosser is the Board liaison to the following County departments and/or committees: Assessor, Clerk, Community Justice (Public Safety Coordinating Council/PSCC), Development Services (Jackson County Planning Commission), Justice Court, Roads and Parks (County Roads Advisory Committee, Jackson County Bicycle Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Traffic Safety Advisory Committee), and Sheriff.
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 Association of Oregon Counties (AOC), Medford Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Planning Organization - RV and Mid - Rogue (MPO), Rogue Basin Watershed Councils and Partnership, Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation (RVACT), Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG), Senior Centers, Transportation Advisory Commission (TRADCO), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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. He is currently a Principal Broker with Coldwell Baker Pro West and 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