Appointed Leadership

Adjudicator Chair, John Baker
Milwaukie, Oregon
John graduated from Oregon College of Education in the fall of 1979. On February 11, 1980 he stepped into the position as choir director at Rex Putnam High School located in Milwaukie, Oregon. John directed choral music at Rex Putnam for 32 years.


With music literacy as his passion, he developed sight-reading material that has been used around the northwest.


Web/Editor/Newsletter, Howard Meharg
Vancouver, WA 98661

Howard Meharg built and maintained websites for as many as nine ACDA organizations at one time. He limits his ACDA website work nowadays to the state of Oregon. He retired from full-time choral work in the schools in 1996, He has remained active as a conductor. In 2009 he founded and conducted a 32-voice professional level choir called Chor Anno. Though he still prepares and conducts a work or two each year with the group, the principal role as conductor of Chor Anno  since 2017 has been held by Dr. Nicole Lamartine.

Industry Representative, Ashli Rulien
J. W. Pepper
San Francisco, CA


Ashli Rulien, Regional Sales Manager for the J. W. Pepper Music Company of Northern California, serves as our Oregon ACDA Industry Representative. 

Membership Chair, Danika Locey













ACDA/OMEA Liaison, Kimberly McConnell

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