Oregon Governor Kate Brown Participates in Youth Initiative Meeting
During a recent visit to Harney County, Governor Kate Brown took the time to participate in our bi-monthly youth initiative meeting. Governor Brown is focusing on youth, the rural economy, and community building, which are all issues the youth initiative is addressing. She wanted to better understand the community building effort around youth in Harney County and was able to do so through her participation in the meeting.
Youth developed questions ahead of time and spoke one-on-one with Governor Brown. It was a great experience for the youth! At the end, one of the youth in attendance who writes cowboy poetry, read Governor Brown one of her poems. The rest of the meeting consisted of partners working on developing youth engagement ideas in small groups. A youth engagement subcommittee was created and they will be developing a set of guiding principles for engaging youth in a meaningful way.