Welcome from Governor Kate Brown

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Governor Kate Brown
January 2017
To My Fellow Oregonians,
The core of our responsibility in state government is to serve Oregon’s people by ensuring we have healthy families and safe communities. We must be careful stewards of our precious natural resources to preserve the beauty and bounty of Oregon for generations to come. We must build a seamless system of education from cradle to career and foster a robust economy. We must work toward inclusivity so that all people who call Oregon home feel welcome and safe here.
In the pages of this Oregon Blue Book, you will learn more about what makes Oregon special — its symbols, geography, history, and governance. You’ll also get a glimpse of the people in elected office, at state agencies, and on boards and commissions who work to address our state’s most important issues, including education, human services, health, the economy, and the environment.
Public engagement is a critical component of our democracy. Your voice matters to us, and I encourage you to become involved in making your community more inclusive and livable, so we can work alongside one another to build a future where each of us thrives.
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