Hello and Happy New Year. This is my first post for 2020! I hope you all had a good holiday w/ family and friends. I spent most of the time at home w/ a quick trip to Eugene to see my brother. I also got some much needed yard work done and made some campaign events to boot. This week started the year right off with a meeting of the timber sales committee and a number of citizens working on improving harvest techniques. On Tuesday we had an exec session and work session. Topics included Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Federal agenda adoption- I205, housing, Willamette falls locks, Bull Run Bridge to name a few. The afternoon session included affordable housing development,and a Here Together Policy framework. Interspersed were 2 policy briefings on vacation rentals and the state agenda in the office. That evening Commissioner Bernard and I attended a Firwood CPO meeting attended by about 50 people. Topics ranged from our sharing of the last 3 years of accomplishments to citizen concerns about road paving, code enforcement and mental health services.
Wednesday morning we hosted a breakfast for the Clackamas County Caucus of state legislators where we discussed their support of the local agenda at the state level. Again, I205, the Locks,Community Corrections funding, the solution to the NCPRD legal issues, Behavioral Health funding, and Intellectual and developmental Disabilities funding to name a few. At noon I attended Rotary followed by a Tourism Board meeting and an NCPRD citizens advisory Board meeting that evening.
Thursday I met with the General Manager to discuss his and my priorities, followed by a regular board meeting. That afternoon I attended a political event and then headed over to the Slavic Heritage festival on Glisan. Thank you Irene Konev for the invitation and a nice dinner. This morning I attended the State of the College event at the Clackamas County College in Oregon City. I will give you the main points in a subsequent post in the next day or so. Saturday I will be attending the opening of the new Ledding Library in Milwaukie – I hope to see you there. After that I am joining Representative Powers at the Harmony Campus where she is hosting a constituent coffee. That night I will represent Clackamas County at the AMR awards dinner. So far Sunday looks like a day off- we’ll see!!!