Alert: OLCC Chair Steps Down Ahead of Board Changes


PORTLAND, Ore. – Marvin Révoal, chair of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission concluded a nearly 10-year career as Commissioner with a recognition today in-session of his service. Révoal was appointed to the OLCC in 2013, and then appointed as Chair earlier this year.

In other business, during its regularly scheduled meeting on September 21, 2023, the Commission appointed a new operator for the downtown Lake Oswego liquor store, learned about layout changes for a proposed new distilled spirits warehouse, and began a process to review a request to adjust compensation provided to liquor store operators when they sell their business.

Révoal reflected on the most recent highlights of his tenure, while acknowledging the changes coming. Révoal plans to leave the Commission on October 1, 2023. Révoal’s time on the Board had extended beyond the usual two-term length of service. Commissioner Dennis Doherty of Central Oregon will become the new Chair in October.

“We are well on course to have a new warehouse because we’re learning a lot from our stakeholders nationally and internationally and it’s going to help us move forward and maintain a control state [model],” said Révoal.” We are different than any other commission out there. We make almost as much money as everybody out there for the state, which goes to the cities, counties, treatment programs.”

Two new commissioners are expected to join the Commission in October, bringing the Board of Commissioners back to full representation of seven members. An additional two members are expected to join the Commission in early 2024; that expansion is a result of a new state law that expands the OLCC’s Board of Commissioners due to Oregon’s new congressional district following the 2020 census.

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