[Portland, OR] – Governor-elect Tina Kotek delivered the keynote address at the Oregon Business Council’s 20th annual Oregon Leadership Summit today.
In her remarks, Governor-elect Kotek emphasized her commitment to focus on issues of shared concern across the state: housing and homelessness, access to mental health and addiction treatment, and successful schools.
Further, she laid out her framework for turning things around to deliver results in her first year in office by:
- Building trust across Oregon;
- Increasing accountability and oversight in state government to improve customer service; and
- Encouraging new and more robust intergovernmental and private sector partnerships.
In order to build trust across Oregon, Governor-elect Kotek also announced the “One Oregon” Listening Tour where she will visit every county in Oregon within her first year in office. The “One Oregon” tour will focus on building strong partnerships across the state and getting results for Oregonians, especially when it comes to housing, mental health and addiction care, and education.
The tour is set to begin in Yamhill and Douglas counties before the Governor-elect is inaugurated on January 9th, with more locations and dates to be announced at later dates.
A full transcript of the Governor-elect’s remarks can be found here.