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Feeding children at Independence's Colonia Amistad

Feeding children at Independence's Colonia Amistad

The First Lady and Governor serving meals at Colonia Amistad in Independence. The summer food service program at Colonia Amistad is a hopeful example of a well-performing meal site, feeding children in low-income communities.​​​​​

Touring Newport's Hatfield Marine Science Center

Touring Newport's Hatfield Marine Science Center

The First Lady touring the Hatfield Marine Science Center as part of Newport's first Marine Science Day. Newport's world-class science and research industry is a large and growing economic driver in Oregon. She is seen here getting to know Pearl, the Pacific Octopus.​​

Oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay

Oyster restoration in Chesapeake Bay

The First Lady touring oyster restoration work in Chesapeake Bay. Harvesting oysters is an important sector to Oregon's economy, and also very important to its ecosystems – one acre of healthy oyster beds cleans the water of 1600 pounds of excess nitrogen.

First Lady ​Cylvia Hayes

I feel blessed to live in Oregon. I love our state's warm, friendly people; magnificent mountains, deserts, and
shorelines; and our proud history of pioneering innovation. It's an honor to serve as First Lady.

In this role, I am working to help make Oregon an even better place to live by focusing on an issue with which I have personal experience: overcoming the systemic challenges of poverty. It is unacceptable that in our state – with its rich natural resources and human ingenuity – so many people are struggling to make ends meet. It is time to turn this around, maximize our potential, and make Oregon a more prosperous place to live and do business.

Signature of First Lady Cylvia Hayes 
Cylvia Hayes

 

Read the First Lady's full biography here.​​​​​​​​​​