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2019 Conference Recap

Updated: May 10, 2021

The Mission of the Oregon Public Performance Improvement Association (OPPIA) is to improve the performance of state and local government in Oregon by inspiring, educating, and supporting public sector employees in their capacity to successfully implement performance best practices.

The 2019 summer conference was a sell out with over 150 registrations! Registration in the summer conference automatically includes membership to OPPIA, so welcome aboard to new members!

The conference had six sessions ranging from Creating a Kaizen Culture by national author and speaker Mike Wroblewski to using data to tell a story to how to create a culture that embraces lean practices to organization change management, which were well received by attendees from state, county, and city agencies, non-profits and students.

Thank you to all who filled out the conference evaluation. The Board takes your feedback seriously and has plans to make next year’s conference even better. We are actively considering everything from breaking 90-minute sessions into hands-on mini workshops to working with the caterer to speed up the lunch line.

The Board is delighted to welcome four new board members:

  • ·Brandon Cobb (Dept. of Education)

  • Dawn Farr (Dept. of Revenue)

  • Sheila Faulkner (Secretary of State)

  • Sup Thanasombat (Oregon Housing and Community Services)

We say a heartfelt thank you for departing board members:

  • Pablo Torrent

  • Steward Windslow

  • Chuck Hibner

For their years of support to the Association and its members. We also wish to say thank you and goodbye to our intern from Portland State University, Sara Spiers, and welcome to Hunter Rudd. Our interns provide much needed and welcome support. We could not do it all without their help.

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