July 13, 2021

What We’re Working Toward

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In order to truly thrive, an organization needs to have clearly defined goals and objectives in place. Those goals should be agreed upon by the organization’s leaders and employees and be understood by all involved, for the sake of achieving a sense of buy-in. As chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, my duties include getting a sense of…

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April 28, 2021

Tootie Smith demands Gov Brown return public health authority back to the counties where it is mandated by Oregon constitution.

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The Governor’s new lockdowns are unacceptable. Her plans for over the last year have been an abject failure, driving businesses to bankruptcy, people to unemployment lines and harming the mental health of adults and children alike. Its time for new innovative proven technologies to fight Covid 19, like what the airlines have been using for months now. Science, technology and…

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May 14, 2020

My Closing Arguments

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The May 19 primary election is just around the corner. Voter pamphlet statements have gone out, and people have received their ballots. Many have even turned them in by now. Yard signs are up, and so are field signs. Campaign websites are filled with content, candidate social media pages are active and voters’ mailboxes are flooded with election-related materials. The…

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April 28, 2020

Customer Service as a Top Priority

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At the end of the day, the purpose of every public organization should be to improve the quality of life for the citizens it serves. But far too often, it seems that the politicians and bureaucrats in government agencies prioritize pet projects over their residents’ needs. Throughout my careers in both the public and private sector, I’ve placed an emphasis…

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