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DHS news release


May 7, 2008



Contacts:    Greg Parker, 503-945-6955

                   Patty Wentz, 503-932-6243


DHS to hold videoconference Thursday with seven Eastern Oregon communities

Public invited to help set budget priorities for 2009-2011



The Oregon Department of Human Services is hosting a live videoconference tomorrow morning, May 8, with seven Eastern Oregon communities as part of its series of community forums to gather public comment on the agency’s proposed 2009-2011 budget.


Tomorrow’s event takes place simultaneously in Baker City, Burns, Hermiston, John Day, La Grande, Ontario and Pendleton.


Please note that, due to the time zone difference, the Ontario meeting begins at 11 A.M.


Eastern Oregoninteractive teleconference

Thursday, May 8


BakerCity– 10 a.m. - noon

DHS Office

3165 10th Street


Burns – 10 a.m. - noon

DHS Office

809 W Jackson


Hermiston – 10 a.m. - noon

DHS Office

950 SE Columbia


John Day– 10 a.m. - noon

DHS Office

725 W Main Street, #A


La Grande – 10 a.m. - noon

DHS Office

1607 Gekeler Avenue


Ontario– 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

DHS Office

186 E Lane, Suite 2


Pendleton – 10 a.m. - noon

DHS Office

1555 Southgate Place


More information about the 2009-2011 budget development process can be found at http://oregon.gov/DHS/aboutdhs/budget/09-11budget/index.shtml.


DHS Director Bruce Goldberg, M.D, will lead the discussion with a presentation about the budget process, key agency programs, and efforts under way to streamline service delivery.


Following Goldberg’s presentation, the public will have the opportunity to discuss specific issues of concern. Results of the discussion will be posted on the DHS Web site at the link listed above.