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COOS COUNTY COMMISSIONER CRIBBINS TO ATTEND WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE, DISCUSS LOCAL ISSUES
Coquille, Oregon -- Coos County Commissioner Melissa Cribbins will represent Coos County at a conference hosted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, being held October 11, 2018 in Washington D.C.
Cribbins is part of a delegation of Oregon county officials attending the conference. She will be joined by county commissioners and judges from Coos, Crook, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Josephine, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Union, and Yamhill counties.
The conference will include meetings at the White House with key administration officials to discuss how federal policies impact Oregon counties and residents. Topics are likely to include the opioid epidemic, economic and workforce development, and infrastructure.
“It is an honor to be invited by the White House to discuss our county’s priorities,” said Cribbins. “I look forward to discussing topics important to Coos County, including forest management, housing, and veteran’s health care.
Prior to the White House meeting, county leaders will participate in a federal policy briefing at the National Association of Counties (NACo) office.
This is a great opportunity for county commissioners to tell the White House about the challenges and opportunities we face at the local level,” said Mike Eliason, Association of Oregon Counties interim executive director. “Federal policies have real consequences in counties across our state, and we’ll continue to work with the administration to positively influence those policies.”
Oregon commissioners are part of the latest group of county officials to attend such an event. County leaders from approximately 40 other states were invited to the White House over the past year.