Gary Mueller, Willamette Workforce Partnership’s (WWP’s) Director of Administration and Finance is retiring on December 21, 2023.
Gary began his career in workforce development in November 2007, when WWP was The Enterprise for Employment and Education. In that role he was the Finance Manager and was instrumental in helping create the new regional workforce board. Thus began his sixteen-year career with the board which was known as the Enterprise, then Job Growers, next Incite and finally, Willamette Workforce Partnership.
He has had many different roles throughout his career with the board and successfully created by-laws, contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and accounting systems in addition to assisting other Oregon workforce boards with their accounting processes. He has been referred to by colleagues as an icon!
Gary leaves WWP in very good shape with stable administrative and finance procedures and practices. He hand-picked and trained his successor, Amy Harrison, who although has big shoes to fill, has been at WWP for two years and is a strong member of the team!