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Occupation: Polk County Commissioner

Occupational Background: Forestry Consultant; Forest Products Instructor, Willamina High School; Real Estate Broker specializing in farm and forestlands; Heavy Construction specializing in road construction; Contract Logging and Property Manager for Mt. Springs Ranch LLC

Educational Background: Willamina High School - graduate; Chemeketa Community College - Associate's of Science degree in Forestry; Construction Engineering classes at Oregon State University; Continuing Education Seminars - Finance, Appraisal, Conflict Resolution, and Management

Prior Governmental Experience: Chemeketa Community College Board of Directors; Polk County Road Advisory Committee; BLM Advisory Committee; Chair, Council of County Forest Trust Lands; Chair, Mid-Willamette Valley Senior Services

Married for 33 years to Pam - Children: Jason (31) and Amy (30) and four grandchildren

Community Service:
Lead Commission on successful Polk County Jail and Road Bond
Chairman of Northwest Senior and Disability Services Chair, Polk County Commission for Children and Families Member of Dallas and Monmouth-Independence Chambers
of Commerce
Member of West Salem High School Task Force Member of Highway 22 Corridor Safety Committee

Special Awards:
Dallas Chamber of Commerce Awards:
2003 Exceptional Family Award
First Citizen of the Year
Junior First Citizen

Willamina 1985 First Citizen of the Year Award

YMCA Dedicated Service Monmouth-Independence Youth Donor Drive

Certification of Appreciation Association of Oregon Counties for Significant Contribution to the Improvement of County Government in Oregon

Senior Citizen Service Award for Outstanding Leadership

2003 Recognition for Water Resource Department for Outstanding Leadership in Water Supply Planning and Management

1990 Featured for Public Service by Chemeketa Community College in their National Book - PROFILES IN SUCCESS

1991 Outstanding Young Man of America Award

(This information furnished by Mike Propes.)