Deschutes County Commissioner, Tammy Baney is one of only 22 county leaders selected to attend the Annual County Leadership Institute, a concentrated four day study program in Washington D.C. The institute is known for enhancing the capacity of county officials to identify and implement innovative solutions to the complex challenges facing county government. "I'm very exited. I think it’s a wonderful opportunity. I know that we haven't had someone from our area that's actually attended this. And to I’m excited about the opportunity. The costs are covered, expect for my just getting there. And so I think it will be very inexpensive for us as a County, but the wonderful experience that I think I will able to bring back will really be wonderful." Baney says she only knows of four other Oregonians who have attended the Institute. She will meet at IBM’s Institute for Electronic Government in Washington D.C. from June fifth though the ninth.