Candace A. Hissong
NJA Executive Director
Judge & Pro Tem
Douglas County, Oregon

Judge Hissong is a certified mediator and a graduate of the National Judicial College’s Legal Institute. Since 1976, public service has been her focus. Before taking the bench, she served in various volunteer capacities for the Glendale School District, the Douglas County Library System and the Douglas County Planning Department. She is involved in several community enrichment programs, serves as Board Secretary at Olivet Community Church and enjoys performing as a vocal soloist.

Judge Hissong has been on the bench in Justice Court since 1987 for the Glendale District of Douglas County, Oregon, has been the Judge of the Municipal Court for the city of Glendale, and also serves as Judge pro tem for the other Justice Courts in Douglas County.

Remarkable Judicial Involvement
President of the Oregon Justice of the Peace Association
Director at Large and Chair of the Legislative Committee
Five time State Representative to the Council for the NJA
Member of the Oregon Judicial Education Committee by appointment of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon
Member the Uniform Citation Review Committee by appointment of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon
Chair of the Special Courts Advisory Committee by appointment of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon
Chair, Co-Chaired & Faculty Chair of the Six State Educational Conferences
Chair of the Legislative and Membership Committees of NJA
Previous NJA 
Treasurer
Member, Secretary, Treasurer & Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National Judges’ Education and Research Foundation since 1988

Awards
2003 NJA Kenneth MacEachern Award for Outstanding Non-Attorney Judge of the Year