Dr. Alison

         for   Metro 3 

Connecting the dots
to move everyone
forward together


Alison Balbag

Alison Balbag

Metro Council District 3


I'm a professor, musician, healthspan-gerontologist, researcher, and advocate.

Having been fortunate to achieve two doctorates in separate fields,

my diverse background — along with being a multiracial female and

first-generation college graduate — grants me a unique insight into

connecting the dots.

I've also taught music in underserved schools and have served as a

wellness director, arts integration specialist, curriculum writer, and student life advisor.

Learn more here.

How can we  create 
meaningful change and
  progress  that
moves everyone forward
 together ? 

What I bring to the table for Metro Council District 3 : 


  Advocacy   for an equitable and diversified ecosystem that is      forward-thinking, creative, accessible, and socially just. 

  Dedicated service to the community.   I'm a

Beaverton-Portland native who's always called District 3 home. I've been fortunate to have had opportunities for higher education, and I'm here to contribute my doctorates to serve everyone in our community.

  An uncorrupted platform with no conflicts of interest.   Your vote is my endorsement, not endorsements from political organizations or politicians. Just YOU, the voters of Metro 3.


  Health & wellness  


  Social justice  


  Land use  


  Parks & nature  

 These are all 
Alison Balbag & Justin Long standing for environmental & climate justice - Water is Life

Alison Balbag & Justin Long standing for environmental and climate justice

  Did you know    Metro manages Portland'5 Centers for the Arts? 

P'5 is the fifth largest performing arts center in the U.S. and includes the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Keller Auditorium, Newmark Theater, Winningstad Theater, and Brunish Theater.

  The arts are an essential component of society:   They’re a human right and have the power to build healthy communities, promote social justice, and help us thrive.

  Arts access for everyone :   I advocate to create balance, so that our arts ecosystem receives equal prioritization alongside Metro’s other efforts.

PhD, Gerontology University of Southern California
Doctor of Musical Arts, Harp Performance USC
Master of Music, Harp Performance USC
Bachelor of Music, Harp Performance USC
Valley Catholic Schools Beaverton, OR
Public service
Arts Commissioner City of Beaverton
Vice Chair of Arts Commission City of Beaverton
Arts Economy & Artist Support Subcommittee City of Beaverton
Civic engagement
To support our shared future by redirecting our thoughts, resources, and endeavors, I've marched and advocated:
  • Against the start and expansion of endless war
  • For climate justice
  • To end gun violence
Volunteer & advisory service:
Arts, Sciences, & Education
Beaverton Arts Foundation Scholarship Committee & Juror
International Postdoc Initiative to support gender equality & female researchers
American Harp Society
Gerontological Society of America
The Gerontologist
Public speaker

  Campaign financials    

Candidate Filing Fee paid to Multnomah County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $25

Voters' Pamphlet Fee paid to Washington County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . .  $100

Voters' Pamphlet Fee paid to Clackamas County Elections . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $100


All costs paid out-of-pocket

Learn more about my candidacy for Metro Council District 3 at  VOTE411.org  — the nonpartisan, unbiased, and non-endorsing voter guide serving everyone.


Dr. Alison Balbag
for   Metro Councilor District 3 

Ballots must be received

by the Elections Office before

8pm on May 19.

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