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2814 NW Cumberland Road, Portland OR 97210

helping clients move
our community forward

what we do

With over 25 years of experience in working with governments and leaders in Oregon, Lisa Naito knows how to pass legislation, present information to agencies and legislative committees, build coalitions and secure funding for programs and infrastructure projects. Our services include:

Government Relations


Relationship Building

Strategic Planning

"Lisa is the hardest working lobbyist in Salem"

Meet lisa

Lisa Naito has over 25 years of experience building relationships with leaders in Oregon and working for positive public policy.  She learns about her client's objectives and develops unique strategies to achieve winning results.  Since 2010, Lisa has successfully represented clients in the Oregon State Legislature, with Oregon's Congressional delegation, at METRO and to counties and cities in Oregon.  Lisa knows how to navigate the systems of government and how decisions are made.

Born in Portland, Lisa grew up in Corvallis and graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas.  After obtaining her law degree from the University of Oregon and passing the Oregon State Bar, she served as a Deputy District Attorney in Multnomah County and then in the private practice of law.  She was  elected to the Oregon Legislature as a State Representative in 1990, later served as a METRO Councilor and also as a Multnomah County Commissioner.

From backpacking Oregon on the Pacific Crest Trail to rafting the MaraƱon tributary to the Amazon River in Peru, Lisa is an ardent adventurer and world traveler.

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client results

Through hard work, effective communication, coalition building, and development of winning strategies, Lisa has achieved successful results for clients. Current and former clients include:

  • Aflac
  • Association of Oregon Counties
  • Clackamas County 
  • Dick Withnell
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
  • Phylos Bioscience
  • Stahlbush Island Farms
  • Telecare Corporation

Naito Public Affairs is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice.