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DHS news release

April 30, 2008

Contact: Cary Greenwood, 503-945-6069; 503-602-9221
Program contact: Dawn Rustrum 503-947-5104

Governor appoints three to Commission on Senior Services

Governor Ted Kulongoski has appointed Ross Mathews of Hillsboro, Timothy McQueary of Sweet Home, and Marilyn Patton of Canby to three-year terms on the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services.

Mathews is a retired funeral director with 12 years of service on the State Board of the Oregon Funeral Directors Association, 20 years of service on the Hillsboro Planning Commission, and seven years of service on the Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans Services Advisory Council. Mathews continues to serve on many local and regional boards and commissions.

McQueary is retired from management after 37 years at Wah Chang in Albany. He served for more than 11 years on the Sweet Home City Council, including two terms as mayor. He currently serves as chairman of the Cascades West Senior Services Advisory Committee and is active in the local senior meals program.

Patton is retired from a 30-year professional career in office management, health care, training and development, and event coordination. She is a member of the Clackamas County Area Agency on Aging since 2003; a member of the county’s Joint Advocacy Committee, which advocates on issues concerning seniors and people with disabilities; and a member of other advocacy groups.

The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1985 to advise the Governor and the Director of Human Services on needs of older adults, and to recommend actions by the Governor, the Department of Human Services, other governmental entities and the private sector, appropriate to meet such needs.

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