By Rep. Christine Drazan —
SALEM, Ore.—Representative Christine Drazan, R-Canby, was appointed to a two-year term on the Oregon Innovation Council Monday. The Oregon Innovation Council is also known as Oregon InC, is responsible for developing a state plan for innovation and economic competitiveness.
“We need to kick open the door of opportunity for Oregonians. I hope I can use my position on the Oregon Innovation Council to make our state more competitive nationally and in the global economy, ” said Drazan. “I want to thank Speaker Kotek for giving me the opportunity to serve our state in this important role.”
Every biennium the Oregon Innovation Council updates their plan and presents annual reports to both the Governor and the Legislature. The Council consists of 15 voting members appointed by the Governor representing both business and higher education. State Treasurer Tobias Read also serves as a member of the council.
“I look forward to working with some of the best minds Oregon has to offer in order to tackle the issue of preparing for Oregon’s economic future,” said Drazan. “We need workers who are prepared to compete for the jobs of tomorrow and an environment that allows our entrepreneurs and businesses, both large and small, to thrive.”