Celebrating 175 Years!

This Wednesday, May 2, we are taking our Board session on the road to Champoeg Park to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Marion County!   Yes, our county is older than the State of Oregon. The meeting begins at 9 AM and the public is encouraged to attend. The meeting will include historic presentations from John […]

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Listen Live with Commissioner

Earlier this month KMUZ hosted an interview for me.  Take a listen. Thank you to Melanie and KMUZ for the opportunity to share.

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Hands and Words – A Month to be Aware

This month I have been wearing a blue pinwheel lapel pin on my coats.  Many people have asked me “what is it for?”  Some also ask me about my purple wrist bracelet that I have worn since the fall of 2014 that states “hands and words are not for hurting.”  These items both represent to […]

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Your Invitation to “Oregon’s Second Chance Employment Tour”

I invite you to attend an important event in Oregon’s history occurring this Spring. Scheduled for April 10 at the Salem Convention Center, the kick-off of Oregon’s Second Chance Employment Tour is a first-of-its-kind opportunity to for Oregon’s business community to learn of the tremendous value and incredible potential to be gained by employing people […]

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Government In Action

Many of you have taken the initiative to speak out on the Army Corp of Engineers proposed project at Detroit Dam. Thank you to the hundreds who turned out for meetings and signed my petition. We will continue to collect signatures for the petition which outlines concerns about this project. By signing my petition we […]

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