Carl Hosticka lives in Tualatin Oregon with his wife, Claudia Black. Together they have a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren (Kenzo 5 yrs.,Kiyomi and Kennedy 1 yr.). One of his favorite things to do is spend time with his grandchildren. Carl enjoys providing child care for Kennedy one day a week, especially taking her to Toddler Time at the library. He has been active in his community in Tualatin since moving there over a decade ago.
Carl has a long history of public service and has been at the heart of many of the policies and initiatives that have made Oregon a better place to live, work and play.
Carl currently serves as a Metro Councilor, representing most of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. He has focused his work on balancing the region’s growth policies to encourage economic development and jobs while protecting the quality of life and natural heritage that defines our part of Oregon. Carl led the effort to create the Nature in Neighborhoods program to insure that our children have access to natural areas within walking distance of their homes. He was a leader in assuring an adequate supply of industrial land in the metropolitan area, to attract businesses to the community.
He is now leading the Southwest Corridor Plan, studying land use and transportation options between Portland, Tigard and Sherwood. In addition, he serves as the council liaison for Metro's legislative work at the state and federal levels.
As a state representative from 1983 to 1994, Hosticka was associated with passing groundbreaking legislation that moved Oregon forward on a variety of issues, including school funding, transportation, natural resources and government efficiency. He chaired the House Committees on Water Policy, and Revenue and School Finance. He also served as Oregon House Majority Leader.
Carl’s professional background is in education. He retired as a professor at the University of Oregon and continues to teach courses on planning and public policy. He moved to the Portland Metro area to serve as Associate Vice president of the University in charge of Portland operations.
Hosticka earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After graduating from college, Carl spent five years in South Asia as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and a Peace Corps staff member in India.