State Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) has been nominated by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) as a 2017 Capitol Caregiver. Rep. Smith was honored for his commitment to advocating policies that help caregivers access the tools and resources needed to care for Oregon’s aging population.
“I’m very humbled to receive this honor,” said Rep. Smith. “It is critically important that senior citizens and retired Oregonians have access to the kind of care they need and deserve. There is a real need in our communities for more caregivers, especially in our rural areas, and I am proud to partner with organizations like AARP to make sure that every Oregonian has access to quality care.”
According to AARP, 469,000 Oregonians care for aging loved ones, often at enormous personal sacrifice. The State of Oregon has prioritized support for these caregivers through programs like Oregon Project Independence and the Aging Disability Resource Connections program. Rep. Smith has been and will continue to be a vocal supporter of these proven programs.
AARP plans to release a full list of Capitol Caregivers during National Caregiver Month in November. More information can be found online at www.aarp.org.
Representative Greg Smith is currently serving his ninth consecutive term in the Oregon House of Representatives. As the state representative for House District 57, he serves constituents in Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman and Wasco Counties. He currently serves in the leadership roles for:
- Joint Statutory Committee on Emergency Board
- Joint Committee on Ways and Means, Co-Vice Chair
- Joint Committee on Way and Means Subcommittee on General Government, Co-ChaiR
- Joint Committee on Ways and Means Capital Construction
- Joint Committee on Legislative Administration
- Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization
- House Committee on Revenue
- House GOP Caucus Budget Committee, Chair
- Joint Committee on Referendum 301
- Cost Containment Workgroup