We consider local governments to be important partners in our work. Through contractual agreements they deliver many of our services. They also operate a myriad of other services in their communities, tailored to local needs. Local and state services need to work together to help people in need.
We established a Local Government Advisory Committee to advise us and help us develop an integrated community-based service delivery system.
We are committed to a positive working relationship with the nine tribes in Oregon. Through regular meetings with tribal governments and the work of the DHS tribal liaison, we are continually striving to ensure that Indian communities receive sufficient and appropriate human services.