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Matías Trejo De Dios of Salem appointed to Oregon Heritage Commission

Oct. 6, 2016

​Matías Trejo De Dios of Salem has been appointed by Governor Kate Brown to a four-year term on the Oregon Heritage Commission.

Trejo De Dios has worked for the State of Oregon since 1997. His work with the state includes Internet Technology, Marketing, Bilingual Communications, Multimedia Production and Employment.

Trejo De Dios is the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana (ICO). He is a Board Member of the Willamette ESD, a member of the Programming Board of Radio Movimiento, KPCN 95.9FM in Woodburn, and he has served as a member of the City of Salem Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board. He is part of the Spanish media, and has produced various radio and television programs in Oregon during the last decade. He also works as an Education Specialist for the Salem and Silverton hospitals in the area of First Time Dads education.

Trejo De Dios hopes "to serve the people of Oregon and their historical legacy. I intend to give my best to make sure that all Oregonians enjoy, preserve and treasure our cultural heritage." According to Kuri Gill, interim Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator, "Trejo De Dios brings a valuable insight with his experience in cultural efforts and working with a variety of organizations. We are looking forward to bringing this and his enthusiasm to the Commission."

The Heritage Commission is comprised of nine people representing Oregon's heritage and geographical diversity. There are also nine advisory representatives from state agencies and statewide organizations.

The mission of the Heritage Commission is to secure, sustain, and enhance Oregon's heritage by ensuring coordination of heritage initiatives by public and private organizations; advocacy on its behalf; education of the public about its extent and value; and promotion and celebration of its diversity. For more information, contact interim coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or visit the Commission's website at www.oregonheritage.org.