“Serving as your State Representative is one of the greatest honors of my life. I take the great responsibility I have to preserving the liberties of you and your children seriously!”
Lily Morgan

Republican State Representative
Oregon House District 3

From 911 Dispatcher to Oregon Legislature

Here’s My Story

Like so many of you, I grew up right here in Grants Pass. As a lot of us kids did back then, I left after high school to pursue my degree. While attending Seattle Pacific University, I earned my Bachelor’s in Sociology with minors in Geography and Russian. While I appreciated that experience, it’s an honor say that my Master’s in Management came directly from our own Southern Oregon University. Those hard hours of study paid off, earning me placement as a member of the national leadership honor society, Omicron Delta Kappa.

My work experience started by working at my college in campus security and conference services. After graduation from college, I worked in marketing at an insurance brokerage in Seattle. However, it was all far from home. The climate and draw of my family pulled me back to Grants Pass in 2000 and I’ve been here ever since.

Upon my return, I started working for the City of Grants Pass as a 911 Dispatcher. The work proved challenging and rewarding. During that time, I had the opportunity to work as a volunteer with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy, eventually rising to the rank of Reserve Sergeant. In 2005, my career path turned a new leaf when I became an adult parole probation officer, while also spending time working in the sheriff’s dispatch center. In April 2014, I was promoted to Parole and Probation Program Supervisor.

During those years, I became interested in government and found myself elected to the Grants Pass City Council. Involvement there led me to work with the County Board of Commissioners, and a Board Liaison for numerous departments and agencies, and ultimately be elected as your State Representative!

My work experience lead me to becoming a founding board member of the Grants Pass Sobering Center and a (former) board member of the Reaching Our Community food pantry. Community involvement and helping bring a more positive future to those around me is inherent in all I do.

When I have free moments, I enjoy playing musical instruments, reading, spending time with family, and loving on my short-legged Jack Russell Terriers.  

It’s my honor to serve all of you here in Southern Oregon

B.S. Sociology
Seattle Pacific University

M.A. Management
Southern Oregon University

NaCo Professional Development
Academy Leadership
AOC/OSU Extension County College 

Leadership
Ford Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute

  • Josephine County Commissioner
  • Grants Pass City Council
  • President, Grants Pass City Council
  • Former Co-Chair of the Public Safety Committee for the Association of  Oregon Counties (AOC)
  • AOC Board Member
  • AOC Budget Committee
  • AOC Legislative Committee
  • Vice-Chair of the Technology Committee  with the National Association of Counties  (NACo)
  • Vice Chair – NACo Telecommunication  Committee
  • Vice Chair – NACo Resilient Counties  Committee
  • Rotary Member
  • Volunteer for the Royal Family Kids’ Camp & Mentoring Club
Current Oregon Legislature Committees & Task Forces:
  • Task Force on Cannabis-Derived Intoxicants
  • Attorney General’s Labor Trafficking Task Force
  • Oregon Collateral Consequences Reform Working Group
  • Behavioral Health Transformation Work Group