Cherie McGinnis is a long time active patron and supporter of arts and culture in Clackamas County. She was the first woman ever elected to the Gladstone City Council and she was a founding member of the Gladstone Historical Society, serving as one of its early presidents. Cherie’s professional career has been focused in the political world, having served as a Legislative Assistant in the Oregon Senate and the Oregon House of Representatives as well as Senior Staff Assistant to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners. Cherie and her husband, State Representative Bill Kennemer, enjoy traveling and collecting. Their home is filled with antique paintings of Pacific Northwest landscapes. She serves on the Board of Directors of Oregon Impact (an organization dedicated to stopping impaired driving), the Clackamas County Historical Society, and the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.