SALEM, Ore. – Today, Representative Greg Smith (GOP-Heppner) welcomes the 2019 Leadership Hermiston class to the Oregon State Capitol.
The two-day visit began yesterday with a legislative reception hosted by Representative Smith and his wife, Sherri, at their Salem home. Many elected officials, lobbyists, and key staff joined the Smith Family at the reception to honor the Leadership Hermiston class.
“It is my privilege to host Leadership Hermiston,” stated Representative Smith. “This year’s class is top- notch. I am so proud to have these amazing leaders representing House District 57 at their Capitol today.”
The agenda for the day includes an opportunity to observe House and Senate floor sessions, discussions with state agency directors, meetings with the Speaker of the House and the House Republican Leader and an intimate meeting with Governor Brown.
“Visiting the Capitol is a highlight for Leadership Hermiston participants,” said Fran Rice, facilitator for Leadership Hermiston. “We are very thankful to Representative Smith and his staff for putting together such a comprehensive agenda for our trip to Salem.”
Leadership Hermiston is an annual 10-month program sponsored by the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce. The program offers monthly sessions designed to inform participants of current concerns involving their community, including business, government, agriculture, health services, human services, education, media, and the justice system.