Christian Elkin has served as the County's Budget Director since March of 2020. Prior to that, she was the Budget and Finance Manager of the Joint City -County Office of Homeless Services from its inception in 2017 until moving back to the Budget Office as the Director in 2020. Christian has been a member of the County’s budget and finance team for 20 years since joining the County’s Budget Office as a Senior Budget Analyst in 2002. Prior to working for the County, she taught high school Government and Economics and worked at Hobson Ferrarini and Associates, a local real estate economic consulting firm. Mrs. Elkin holds a Masters in Public Policy and American Politics from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Political Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is a member of GFOA and its Oregon affiliate.