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Representative Meek

Spring Update


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I want to update you on what's been happening both in Salem and here in Clackamas County.

We have passed several very important bills out of the House these past few weeks. A few that I supported include:

  • New tools for small business development centers (HB 2152): Expands the capabilities of small business development centers by allowing for grant funding to be used in outreach.

  • Access to therapeutic care (HB 2723): Provides for the study and possible inclusion of hippotherapy in prioritized list of health services. Hippotherapy can be an important treatment for many individuals, including children with developmental disabilities.

  • Greater capabilities for Oregon's ports (HB 2902): Allows ports in Oregon to operate shipyards, which will bolster their ability to serve as a hub for both economic development and recreational opportunities for Oregonians.

While most of these bills were not very controversial once they reached the floor, it took a lot of work and effort on the part of advocates to gain such strong bipartisan support. They now move on to the Senate.

Finally, I'd like to invite you to my town hall about affordable housing in Oregon City this upcoming Tuesday. It will be from 7:00 - 8:30 PM on March 21st at the Oregon City Public Library. I hope you can make it - and please invite your friends and neighbors!

Best wishes,


Mark Meek

State Representative - Oregon House District 40

In the District

Redevelopment of the Willamette Falls & Locks

On March 3rd I had the opportunity to visit the Willamette Falls & Locks along with some colleagues. It was amazing to take a look at the site up-close and learn about some exciting redevelopment projects that are underway. 

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We started the day by touring the West Linn Paper Company, a bustling facility that employs Oregonians and produces about 750 tons of coated paper each day.

In the afternoon we moved over to the east side of the river and explored the old Blue Heron Paper Company site, which is now in the early stages of redevelopment as part of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project  

I am very encouraged by both the Willamette Falls Legacy Project as well as the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation's plans to revitalize the area and restore access to this incredible resource.

Coffee & Conversation in Gladstone



Earlier this month in Gladstone I hosted a constituent coffee. We had some great conversations about the state's budget, education, and housing among other issues. Stay posted for details on the next one!


Town Hall on March 21st

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Share your thoughts about the budget!

As the legislature considers Oregon's budget, I'd like your feedback. Take the one minute survey and share your feedback with me!

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1440
Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-285, Salem, Oregon 97301