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DHS Director's Message

Thanksgiving Week 2015November 25, 2015

To: All DHS Staff and Stakeholders
Message from Interim DHS Director Clyde Saiki

There are quiet heroes all across America.

They’re not rich or famous. They work hard every day. They aren’t seeking the spotlight or applause. They just work hard to do the right thing.

-- anonymous

The Governor made it clear that my assignment was to address some difficult issues here at DHS. One thing I’ve tried to do is ensure that those difficulties don’t overshadow the good work you do to serve Oregonians and their families. I see thousands of DHS employees and partners who are quiet heroes, working to provide excellent programs and services to vulnerable children, youth, people with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities, families, and older adults.

I appreciate and thank you for your commitment and ongoing service to others, and I know people all across the state depend on you and your dedication.

This week, I want to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and I want you to know that I am thankful for the opportunity to work with you again. I also want to assure everyone that we will get through the current difficulties and continue our mission of assisting individuals and families to achieve safety, health and independence.





See all 2015 Director's Messages

Also see: 2014, 2013