Lacey grew up in a suburb of San Diego and was a high school senior when the events of 9/11 happened. Lacey, like many other Americans, elected that she should serve her country in a time of need. She joined the United States Army and was trained as a Combat Medic and deployed to Iraq in 2004. That year she became a leader, truly understood the meaning of relationships, and found a passion in life that she carries with her to this day. Lacey believes that service to one’s country is one of the greatest sacrifices a person can make.
She talks openly about her service and her struggles with reintegration, a problem many veterans face after serving in a combat zone. Beaverton provided a place that her and her husband could call home and gives them not just another street address, but rather a community to join.
Lacey sought out a different way to serve after the Army and started coaching lacrosse at Beaverton High School, and now coaches student athletes from kindergarten through college. She will tell you that being called “coach” is one of the greatest titles she has ever earned. She is passionate about sports and serves as the President of the Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association- the governing body of lacrosse in the state of Oregon.
Lacey has continued to volunteer in the community by serving as the Vice-Chair of the Beaverton Community Vision Committee where she has watched Beaverton evolve into a community driven place to live. Lacey also serves on the board of directors of HomePlate Youth Services- Washington County’s only drop in center for youth experiencing homelessness.
After the army, Lacey attended college using the Montgomery GI bill, and completed an associate’s degree in History, a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in management and organizational leadership.
- City of Beaverton Council President,
- Director of School-Based Health Centers at Virginia Garcia
Prior Governmental Experience
- Visioning Advisory Committee – Former Vice Chair
- Beaverton Police Citizen Academy Graduate
- Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization Member
- National League of Cities – Former Human Development Steering Committee
- U.S. Army Veteran
- Collegiate Lacrosse Coach
- American Legion Post 124 – Second Vice Commander
- HomePlate Youth Services – Board Member
- Oregon Girls Lacrosse Association – Former President
- Leadership Beaverton – Former Board Member
- Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Oregon State University
- Master of Science, Management and Organizational Leadership, Warner Pacific College
- Married 12 years and mother to a wonderful daughter