Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD) Delegation

Senator Jeff Merkley and PILD delegation
Senator Jeff Merkley and PILD delegation
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Congressman Peter DeFazio and PILD delegation
Congressman Peter DeFazio and PILD delegation
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In April, an Oregon delegation of six OSU Extension faculty members and one ECAN member attended the 2011 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, Carole Smith, Union County Staff Chair; Sam Angima, Regional Director and Lincoln County Staff Chair; Dana Martin, Deschutes County Staff Chair; Frank Burris, Curry County Staff Chair; Mary Arnold, 4-H Youth Development Specialist; Deb Maddy, Associate Provost Outreach & Engagement/Associate Director Extension; and Steve Forster, Extension Citizen Advisory Network Tillamook 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.