Occupation: Small business owner; facilitator/teacher
Occupational Background: Lawyer, Grant County, 16 yrs, Yamhill County, 7 yrs; Grant County District Attorney
Educational Background: Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.; Cal State University Northridge, B.S., Political Science
Prior Governmental Experience: Grant County District Attorney; Canyon City Councilperson and Planning Commission, 5 1/2 years; Numerous local and State governmental Task Forces and Advisory Boards
Community Service: Past: President of Kiwanis and Bar Associations; Government Liaison for American Red Cross Disaster Relief operations; Board Member Eastern Oregon Renewable Energies; Board and Loan Committee Member Greater Eastern Oregon Development Corporation; Current: Board Member, Grant County Human Rights Coalition and Callpas, Peruvian NGO.
REPRESENTING ALL THE CITIZENS OF GRANT COUNTY
I am optimistic about the future of Grant County. As your Commissioner, I will:
- Focus on all possible ways the County Government can assist in developing a more varied economic base than we have had in the past, so that we have more stability for our citizens. The timber and ranching economies must continue to play a vital role, and new businesses will complement them.
- Advocate for more economic and small business development for the outlying communities. I will support full funding for our Economic Development Director.
- Use the knowledge of the many County agencies that I have gained as a working attorney in Grant County to assist those agencies in providing the services citizens rely upon. I will strive to find ways that those agencies can better provide their health, law enforcement, social, land development and other services to the outlying communities. This is a vast county. We must find more ways to connect all of its citizens.
- Exercise fiscal responsibility in managing the many sources of revenue that flow into the County Treasury to ensure that the County as a whole and all of its citizens benefit from our expenditures.
It would be an honor to serve as your next County Commissioner.
(This information furnished by Nancy Nickel.)