Central Oregon has made some headway on jobs, but not enough. Our unemployment is down, but more work needs to be done. Governor Kitzhaber just appointed Annette Liebe as the Regional Solutions Coordinator for Central Oregon. Her job will be to assist Central Oregon in job creation. “I think Central Oregon is a different community size and so my focus will be on getting out in the community and building partnerships with local officials and private sector. The vision is to bring in partners from the academic community as well.” Liebe has spent the last 17 years working for the Department of Environmental Quality.
She plans to move to Bend next month.