FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 20, 2023
Representative Greg Smith Announces District 57 Funding
SALEM, Ore. – Today, as part of his commitment to returning constituents’ hard earned tax dollars, Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) announced that the following District 57 projects have received funding:
- $12,745,000 to Morrow County for the construction of a new Courthouse.
- $5,595,000 to Columbia Gorge Community College for campus renovations regarding student safety and success.
- $5,000,000 to Umatilla Electric Cooperative for industrial development in Morrow and Umatilla Counties.
- $4,000,000 to the Department of Human Services for the delivery of safe drinking water for residents with groundwater contamination [requested through the Governor’s Office].
- $3,000,000 to Business Oregon for the Aquifer Recharge Fund.
- $1,500,000 to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation for a water rights settlement.
- $1,250,000 to CAPECO for the construction of a regional food bank warehouse.
- $1,200,000 to Wheeler County for industrial development.
- $1,200,000 to the Mid-Columbia Water Commission for drought relief aquifer recharge and recovery.
- $1,200,000 to Sherman County for industrial development.
- $300,000 to Wheeler County for western juniper removal projects.
- $215,670 to the Bureau of Labor & Industry to fund an Eastern Oregon apprenticeship coordinator.
- $100,000 to Umatilla County for planning of a new Courthouse.
- $6,000,000 to Umatilla County for the Ordnance Regional Water Infrastructure Project [reauthorized].
- $405,000 to Wheeler County for Glover Hall improvements [reauthorized].
“Adequately funding public safety, education, and economic development are cornerstones of why I serve,” said Representative Smith (R-Heppner) “these projects will either protect our most vulnerable, educate our youth, or promote economic prosperity. I couldn’t be more proud of the funding we were able to bring back to District 57.”
Representative Greg Smith is currently serving his twelfth term as a State Representative, making him the longest serving member in the Oregon Legislature, as well as the 4th longest serving State Representative in Oregon History. He holds a gavel as the Co-Chair of the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on General Government. Representative Smith also serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the full Joint Ways and Means Committee. Additionally, he is the ranking member on the House Revenue Committee. To reach out, please visit Rep Smith’s Facebook Page or send him an email at email@example.com
Representative Greg Smith