Our Committee


Greg Chaimov

Greg Chaimov (as drawn by his grandson) served on the city council and now represents Milwaukie on the board of Clackamas Community College.  He works as a lawyer.  His book of poetry, Everything is Water, is available for perusal at the Ledding Library.


Tom Hogan

Series Coordinator

Tom Hogan coordinates the Milwaukie Poetry Series, currently in it’s 14th Season, He is a former member of the Ledding Library Board and President of the Ledding Library Foundation Board. His new book, Giving Thanks: New and Selected Poems was published by Dancing Moon Press in 2018. He is the author of five chapbooks and The Promise of the Trail (also by Dancing Moon Press, 2014). He is a social worker with a part-time private practice and lives with his wife Jane in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Sarah R 2020

Sarah Roller

Sarah Roller is the Ledding Library of Milwaukie liaison to the Milwaukie Poetry Series Committee. She has served as liaison since 2011.


Joe Sandfort

Joe  Sandfort worked at the Ledding Library from 1979 to 2011. He is now retired and spends his time volunteering and playing with his four grandchildren. Joe serves as the Treasurer for the Milwaukie Poetry Series.


Beverly Spurgeon

Beverly Spurgeon lives in Milwaukie, OR. Bev is currently the President of the Rose City Accordion Club.
Since 2014, Bev has been the chief editor of the monthly RCAC newsletter. She shares her accordion poems via the. “Stirrings of the Heart” column.

Enjoys reading all forms of poetry. Finds her challenge in writing Haiku. Avid supporter of the arts and attends several enthusiastic book clubs.

Bev, since 2018 has volunteered on the Milwaukie Poetry committee.


Jessica Stetson

Jess Stetson is a 7-year Milwaukie resident. She lives with her son, her partner, two dogs, two cats, and myriad fish in the Linwood neighborhood. She works in tech, and in her spare time, loves running, reading, and building LEGO. She oversees the Milwaukie Poetry Series website.