Erin Grahek- Division Director of Multnomah County Animal Services

After a three-month national search guided by an outside recruiting firm, the Multnomah County Department of Community Services is pleased to announce Erin Grahek has accepted the position of Division Director of Multnomah County Animal Services.

Erin stepped in as Interim Division Director on July 1. She rose to the top in the recruitment process, all while leading and continuing to bring the County’s mission, vision and values to Animal Services — making the most of what was essentially a day-in, day-out real-time interview process. 

She brings 23 years of experience at Multnomah County to her role as Division Director. Before that, she spent 13 years at a skilled nursing facility, starting out in the kitchen, then working as an activities manager for an Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit. She eventually served as a social service coordinator/discharge planner for clients who suffered from strokes and traumatic brain injuries, and finally as Director of Social Services and Director of Admissions.

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Erin and her dad
Erik Grahek and her dad