[kids-lib] In the news: Governor announces Early Learning Council members

Louise Meyers louise at ccrls.org
Thu Sep 8 08:53:27 PDT 2011

Would have been nice to see some library representation.

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Katie Anderson
<katie.anderson at state.or.us>wrote:

>  In late July the call for nominations to the Early Learning Council was
> sent out on this listserv.  I thought you all may be interested to know who
> has been appointed to the Council.  You can read the Oregon Live article
> online or below where I copied and pasted it in full.
>  Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
> * Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
> Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
> katie.anderson at state.or.us, 503-378-2528
>  Gov. John Kitzhaber appoints members of Early Learning Council Published:
> Tuesday, September 06, 2011, 2:38 PM     Updated: Tuesday, September 06,
> 2011, 3:08 PM
> By Jeff Mapes, The Oregonian
> <http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/jmapes/index.html>The Oregonian
>   Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, kicking off the school year with a speech on
> his education goals in Springfield<http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_john_kitzhaber_calls_for_c.html>,
> announced that he has appointed nine persons to the newly created Early
> Learning Council.
> <http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/media_room/speeches/s2011/stateofschools_090611.shtml>
> The new body will guide efforts to fund the most effective early-childhood
> education programs and ensure they mesh with K-12 schooling in the state.
> The council will be chaired by *Dick Alexander*, the chairman of Capital
> Pacific Bank and a board member of the Children's Institute.
> Other members are:
> *Pam Curtis, MS (Portland) – *Deputy Director, Center for Evidence-based
> Policy, Oregon Health & Sciences University.
> *Teri Thalhofer, RN (The Dalles) –* Director, North Central Public Health;
> Co-Chair, Early Childhood Committee of the Wasco County Commission on
> Children and Families.
> *Charles McGee (Portland) – *Co-Founder, Black Parent Initiative, the only
> child, parent, and family-centered prevention based/culturally-specific
> organization in Portland focused solely on supporting low/moderate income
> parents, children, and families in Multnomah County.
> *Bobbie Weber, PhD (Corvallis) –* Research Associate, Family Policy
> Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State
> University.
> *Norm Smith (Portland) –* President, Ford Family Foundation; former Member
> of the Oregon House of Representatives.
> *Paz Ramos (Gresham) – *Principal, Alder Elementary School, Reynolds
> School District.
> *Janet Dougherty-Smith (Portland) –* Early Childhood Education Consultant;
> former Director, Early Childhood Services for Clackamas County Education
> Service District.
> *Dick Withnell (Keizer) –* Chair, Oregon Commission on Children and
> Families; Founder, Withnell Motors, Salem.
> URL:
> http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/09/gov_john_kitzhaber_appoints_me.html
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Louise Meyers
Library director
Stayton Public Library
515 N. 1st ave, Stayton OR
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