Union County Commissioner Position 2

Commissioner Matt Scarfo has lived in Union County since 1995. He resides in La Grande with his wife and son. He has been the owner/operator of two local small businesses for over 14 years. He is also the creator/owner of a multi-functional event space located in downtown La Grande. He has expertise in customer service, budgeting, strategic planning, management and leadership. 

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Matt graduated from a private Catholic High School; Brophy College Preparatory. He then earned a BA in Business/Economics with a specialization in Marketing from Eastern Oregon University.

“My education, business and volunteering experience have provided me with a unique perspective, an enthusiasm to serve and a passion for Union County. 

I believe the responsibility of the Commissioner’s office is to manage funds in a fiscally responsible manner, provide excellent service and truly be a voice for all of Union County. I will dedicate all of my energy to work for this community and its traditions. I am confident in my abilities and I am committed to see this county thrive..”

Commissioner Matt Scarfo in office with flag.

Boards and Committees
  • Animal Shelter
  • AOC Board of Directors & District Chair 1 (Chair)
  • AOC Health & Human Services Committee
  • AOC Legislative Committee
  • AOC Membership Committee (Alternate)
  • AOC Public Safety Committee
  • Board of Property Tax Appeals (Chair)
  • City of Island City
  • City of La Grande
  • City of Summerville
  • Community Connection of Northeast Oregon (CCNO)
  • Court Security Committee
  • Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization
  • Eastern Oregon Counties Association (EOCA)
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Greater Oregon Better Health Initiative (GOBHI)
  • Health & Human Services Advisory Committee
  • Hospital Facility Authority
  • Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC)
  • NACo Rural Action Caucus (RAC)
  • NACo Community Economic & Workforce Development
  • Northeast Area Commission on Transportation (Alternate)
  • Northeast Oregon Economic Development District
  • Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (Alternate)
  • Union County Fair Board (Liaison)
  • Urban Renewable Advisory Commission (Vice Chair)
  • Wallowa-Union Railroad Authority Board (Co-Chair)

Primary Liaison Designations Designation as primary or initial contact does not preclude other Commissioner(s) involvement


Center for Human Development

  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Veterans Services

4-H & Extension Service District

Public Safety

  • District Attorney
  • Emergency Services
  • Justice Court
  • Juvenile Department
  • Parole & Probation
  • Sheriff & Jail

Solid Waste District