I am endorsing Debbie Radie for the Port of Morrow commissioner position in the upcoming election.

Debbie is a long-time Morrow County resident, having lived in Boardman, Ione, and now Irrigon. She is capable of representing the entire county and understanding the impact the Port of Morrow has on our region.

For eight years, she and her family lived in Ione and I saw first-hand her dedication to our community. She has continued to graciously volunteer her time and resources to support communities in all parts of this county.

Debbie is currently vice president of operations at Boardman Foods and has spent over 27 years serving our communities though her work at Boardman Foods. Each year all teachers and staff in the county are treated by Boardman Foods to fruit boxes and chocolates during the holiday season. The children of employees at Boardman Foods can participate in after-school programs at the plant until their parents get off work. Onsite doctors for employees and families are available each month, as well as college scholarships and after-school and summer work for high school students.

Debbie sees the impact the Port of Morrow has on our region on a daily basis. She brings a wide variety of skills and experiences at the local and state level that will make her an effective Port commissioner. She has volunteered her time to the Ione and Morrow County school boards, Kiwanis Club, Umatilla/Morrow Travel Shed Committee, Eastern Oregon Workforce Investment Board, Oregon State Workforce and Talent Board, and is currently the chair of Food Northwest Association Board.

I encourage you to vote Debbie Radie for Port of Morrow commissioner.

Donna Rietmann


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