Derrick DeGroot is a Klamath County Commissioner first elected to the Board in 2016 and reelected in 2020 focusing on economic development and growth. DeGroot serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the O&C Counties, President of the Association of Oregon Counties and is on the Community & Economic Development and Workforce Committee, Rural Action Caucus and Veterans Committee for the National Association of Counties.
Derrick was born and raised in Klamath County and a graduate of Klamath Union High School. After serving in the United States Navy Derrick returned home and began a career in finance before entering into public service.
Derrick lives with his wife Teri of over 25 years, has three children Darrin, Dylan and Annie and a granddaughter Evie. Derrick spends his free time volunteering working with fellow Veterans and spending time in the outdoors.
"The economic health and vitality of our community begins with our elected officials setting the proper tone, a tone that lifts the spirits of our citizens, a tone that sees a future for our community full of optimism and promise, a tone that encourages businesses to invest their money here because of who we are and what we have to offer."
- Derrick DeGroot