2019 Budget Season for Marion County

On June 3 & 4, Marion’s County Budget Committee was in session to approve the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget. We heard from the budget team and departments on county needs now and into the future. This year also marked Chief Administrative Officer, and Budget Officer, John Lattimer’s final budget officer message. After 51 years in […]

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The Best for Marion County – SB 451

Many of you know I have been serving as a Marion County Commissioner for nearly 5 years.  Prior to being your Commissioner, I served in the Oregon State Legislature for 9 and half years. I have been spending many hours back at the Oregon State Capitol, testifying on several pieces of legislation that will impact […]

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Celebrating CASA of Marion County

For my birthday this month, I’m asking for donations to CASA of Marion County Oregon. CASA does amazing things for our children who need a Court Appointed Special Advocate. The volunteers give of their time, talents and treasures to be there for these kiddos who need special support. Two major milestones that have happened in […]

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CASA Success Story

RESCUE DOG COMFORTS CHILDREN AT FOSTER CARE HEARINGS It started with an offhand remark. At a juvenile justice conference in 2017, Shaney Starr was chatting with her fellow attendees about ways to get children to attend their court hearings and help them feel comfortable once they’re there. Starr is the executive director of CASA (Court […]

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State of the County

Last week my fellow Commissioners and I presented the annual State of County Address to a packed room of business leaders, community members and other elected officials.  It is an honor to be your Board Chair this year and serve along side Commissioners Brentano and Willis. We reported on many important issues from transportation to […]

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