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Commissioner and Klamath County Board Chair Kelley Minty Morris seeks Re-election

After a successful term, Morris points to several results when seeking Re-election.

  • The only Commissioner in the state to draft and then get successful passage of a bill. Worked with key legislators to draft House Bill 3206, helps grow technology related jobs in Klamath County.
  • Working with Kingsley Air Base leadership and Congressional Delegation to secure the F-35 in the future.
  • Nominated for the Oregon Business Development Commission- awaiting confirmation by the Senate. Chosen by Commissioners across the state (peers) to Co-Chair the Health and Human Services Committee for the Association of Oregon Counties, appointed by Secretary of Interior to serve on the SW Resource Advisory Council working on forest management issues.
  • Worked with Commissioners Boyd and DeGroot to purchase former Downtown Safeway for development into a grocery store.
  • Increased the numbers of county properties sold to the private sector, getting Government property into private hands.
  • Consistently a voice for increasing community clean-up efforts- helped push for a new program allowing unpaid volunteers to help with code enforcement work and also to contribute funds from the sale of excess county property to work with private donors on tearing down local eye sores.
  • Working to align Oregon Tech with the greater community and strengthen the relationship between the community and the university, sit on the first ever Board of Trustees for Oregon Tech, helped fund and support the Catalyze Klamath Contest), led the search committee to hire the new President
  • Worked with Oregon Tech students on a process to determine why students leave Klamath County, surveyed more than 600 students, held a town hall, was determined the biggest factor is jobs.

Morris says, “There is a lot of momentum right now in a positive direction, I intend to continue serving and working on key initiatives related to improving our economy. I will continue strengthening our ties to our University, having our voice valued in Salem and around the state. I will continue working to improve the livability in our community so we can retain and attract quality people”.

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