Councilor Kevin Marshall

Personal Background
Kevin, a third-generation “native” Oregonian, was born and raised in The Dalles. He completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at Lewis and Clark College in Portland followed by master’s and doctoral programs in rehabilitation counseling and psychology at the University of Northern Colorado.

He has worked over 35 years in rehabilitative psychology in a variety of positions including clinical counseling, rehabilitation services management, psychological evaluation and graduate-level directing and instructing (at Western Oregon University). He is currently employed by Garten Services Inc., a Salem-based nonprofit rehabilitation facility (they have a Dallas base, as well).

Additional Professional Experiences
Kevin and his wife Carol purchased a home in Dallas in 1989. They soon decided they wanted to both live and work here and purchased Cynthian Café and Catering on Main Street a short time later. They operated Cynthian for 17 years at that location until selling it in 2007.

Family & Hobbies
Kevin and Carol have been married over 25 years, have two children, four grandchildren and a dog named Reilly. Kevin has been a musician most of his life (percussion / drummer), enjoys boats and boating and travel to new and different places. He loves living in Dallas and feels it is a privilege to be able to "give back to the community" by serving on the City Council.

Community Work
Councilor Marshall was initially appointed to fill a vacancy on the Dallas City Council in 1994, and subsequently (re)elected since that time. He is a past president of the Dallas Rotary Club, has been a Dallas First Citizen and has served on boards for Jensen Arctic Museum, American Red Cross, Western Oregon University and a variety of others.