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.
ALL OTHER SITES BEGIN THEIR MEETINGS AT 10 A.M.
Eastern Oregoninteractive teleconference
Thursday, May 8
BakerCity– 10 a.m. - noon
3165 10th Street
Burns – 10 a.m. - noon
809 W Jackson
Hermiston – 10 a.m. - noon
950 SE Columbia
John Day– 10 a.m. - noon
725 W Main Street, #A
La Grande – 10 a.m. - noon
1607 Gekeler Avenue
Ontario– 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
186 E Lane, Suite 2
Pendleton – 10 a.m. - noon
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.