M.D. Van Valkenburgh

Board Member, CGCC Board of Education
Position 1, Wasco County


Mr. Van Valkenburgh has been a board member since 2001, representing Wasco County. "Van" received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Philosophy and Latin at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Jurisprudence Doctor of Law at Willamette University in Oregon, took advanced classes at the University of Arizona, and advanced classes in Estate Planning at the University of Miami.

He is the past President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Van Valkenburgh has practiced law in The Dalles, Oregon, for the past fifty-four years, focusing on estate planning, education law, business, and corporation law.

He has been married for 57 years, has five children and six grandchildren.