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.
I urge you to learn more about The Oregon Prosperity Initiative and our efforts to raise awareness of Oregon’s critically important network of organizations that provide services to families in need. I also hope you follow our work to address the root causes of poverty. The Governor is committed to reducing health care costs and improving education so that our investments as a state result in better care, a stronger education system, and a more prosperous Oregon for all.
Read the First Lady's full biography here.