Strickler Adds Deep Advocacy Experience to CFM Teams
CFM welcomes back a familiar face, Page Phillips Strickler, who will lend her strong background on transportation, housing and infrastructure issues to the firm’s Federal Affairs and Public Affairs teams. Strickler began work at CFM today with the title of Senior VP of Government Affairs.
“Page brings exceptional depth and range of experience to our teams,” says CFM Federal Affairs Partner Joel Rubin. “She will help us serve federal clients and give us more bandwidth on public affairs issues in Oregon and Washington.”
“Some say you can’t go home again, but in my case it feels like I’m returning to my professional home,” Strickler says. “I enjoyed my previous work at CFM and anticipate playing an even larger role on behalf of CFM clients in the future.”
Strickler originally joined CFM in 2013 and played lead roles in a major water project and the region’s largest planned community. After departing CFM in 2017, she handled media relations and public affairs for two of the most complex transportation projects in Oregon. Strickler co-chairs the I-5 Bridge Replacement Task Force and is a member of the Portland Business Alliance Transportation Committee.
Some say you can’t go home again, but in my case it feels like I’m returning to my professional home.
Her other recent projects include advocating for the “Help Me Grow and Support for Early Learning and Families” initiative in Vancouver, communications consulting for The Historic Trust in Vancouver, and strategic communications for the Oregon Emergency Rental
Assistance Program, Landlord Compensation Fund and Wildfire Recovery Program for Oregon Housing and Community Services.
Before joining CFM, Strickler was the Washington director of the Columbia River Crossing Coalition, government affairs director for the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association and Southwest Washington director for Washington Senator Patty Murray.
Earlier in her career, Strickler served as deputy district director for former Washington Congressman Brian Baird, legislative assistant for the late Oregon Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse and a campaign manager and fundraiser for several congressional candidates. With a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of Oregon, Strickler worked as a land-use planner in Portland for six months.
She and her husband live in Portland with their daughter, Akila, who attends St. Mary’s Academy. Strickler is an avid biker, hiker, golfer and reader, and she recently developed a love for pickleball. Strickler, who earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound, is an avid Ducks fan.