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Salem, OR—Diane Teeman of Burns has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the Oregon Senate to serve a four-year term on the Governing Board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).

An anthropologist, Teeman is the Culture & Heritage Director for the Burns Paiute Tribe, and has worked in cultural resource management for 30 years. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology and philosophy from the University of Oregon, and is currently a doctoral candidate focusing on historic archaeology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Teeman is a former chairperson and councilperson for the Burns Paiute Tribe, and has twice served as an appointed member of the Oregon State Commission on Indian Services.

The DOGAMI Governing Board sets policy and oversees general operations, and adopts a strategic plan every six years to guide DOGAMI's mission and objectives. The Board meets quarterly at sites around the state. As active members of their communities, board members provide an important connection between Oregonians and DOGAMI's mission to provide earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous.

Ali Ryan Hansen
Communications Director, DOGAMI
cell: 503.347.5898


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