Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Delegation

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Pictured, from left to right: Scott Reed, Amy Derby, Dana Martin, Bob Parker, Greg Walden, Carolyn Oakley, and Peg Herring.
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In April, an Oregon delegation of six OSU Extension faculty members and one ECAN member attended the 2012 Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Conference in Washington D.C. One day of the conference was spent meeting with Representatives, Senators, and staff from each of the Oregon congressional delegation.

Accompanied by Kate Sinner, OSU Government Relations; Dana Martin, Regional Administrator Central Oregon and County Leader Deschutes County; Amy Derby, Extension Educator-4H/AG and County Leader Wheeler County; Bob Parker, Extension Forester and County Leader Baker County; Peg Herring, EESC Unit Leader, Scott Reed, Vice Provost Outreach & Engagement/Director Extension; and Carolyn Oakely, Extension Citizen Advisory Network Co-Chair Benton County did an outstanding job of informing our Oregon congressional delegation of the impacts of OSU Extension programs and asking them for help in restoring cuts to Smith-Lever funding.