SALEM, Ore. - As the 2018 Legislative Session concludes, Representative Greg Smith (GOP - Heppner) was successful in securing over $25 million of funding for projects that will directly benefit House District 57. District 57 includes Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman, and Wasco Counties.
As a member of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction, Smith worked to allocate funding for the below projects through the amendment process. The amendments were successfully adopted into the 2018 Budget Reconciliation, Capital Construction, and Bonding Authorization bills. Yesterday evening, Representative Smith then helped passed the bills through the full Joint Committee on Ways and Means of which he serves as Co-Vice Chair.
SALEM, Ore. - This morning Representative Greg Smith (GOP-Heppner) was successful in securing $9 million for development and construction of an Eastern Oregon University (EOU) Fieldhouse.
Smith was able to obtain the funding through an amendment to Senate Bill 5702, the 2018 Bonding Authorization Bill. Smith serves as a member of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction where the bill was considered. He also serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Committee which oversees the entire state budget.
"Eastern Oregon University is our rural university," stated Smith. "This facility will help recruit and keep our Eastern Oregon athletes and youth in Eastern Oregon."
HERMISTON, Ore. - Yesterday evening Representative Greg Smith (GOP-Heppner) was presented the 2018 Nobel Laureate Award at the Hermiston Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet. This is the first year the Greater Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, which represents hundreds of local businesses, has bestowed the distinguished award.
Congressman Greg Walden presented the award to Representative Smith. In his remarks, Walden stated:
"Chances are that if there is a project or community effort underway in Hermiston or anywhere in the Columbia Basin for that matter, you will find this person's (Smith) fingerprints all over it, and his leadership behind it."
"Tonight's recipient works hard to carry the needs of our community and region to the rest of the sta...
Representative Greg Smith (GOP-Heppner) and his wife Sherri have been selected by the Umatilla County Fair Board to serve as the Grand Marshals of the 2018 Umatilla County Fair. Smith and his wife will serve as Grand Marshals of the parade and play host to thousands of guests at this year's fair.
"Sherri and I are incredibly humbled to have been named by our friends to serve as the Grand Marshals of this year's fair," said Representative Smith. "We have been proud supporters of county fairs over the years and understand just how important these events are to our communities. This is an honor my wife and I will cherish for the rest of our lives."
Rep. Smith has been a fierce advocate for county fairs across the state since taking office in 200...