Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
News & Notes
What's in the last 2021 economic forecast for Oregon?
   The state's economic and revenue forecast is coming out in less than three weeks on November 17, and WEA will be talking with Economist Josh Lehner the following morning during a Virtual Forum to hear his insight about the report.
   Lehner will share what he is seeing in terms of the labor market, personal income, the supply chain, and more.
   He looks at a lot of data for the state and puts it into easy to understand terms.
   Please join us as we welcome Lehner back to the WEA Virtual Forum stage presented by Kaiser Permanente at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 18.
   For registration information, visit the WEA website.
Congressman shares his insight into Washington, DC
   WEA members and guests had the opportunity to hear from Congressman Kurt Schrader this week during a Virtual Forum presented by NW Natural.
   The Congressman talked about the infrastructure package and the reconciliation bill, along with other issues.
   He said Congress needs to be very careful and targeted when it comes to fiscal responsibility, saying we don't want to mortgage our kids' or our grandkids' future.
   At the same time, he said bills need to get passed, saying the country needs a win.
   The audience did have the opportunity to pose questions of the Congressman, which included discussion on transportation, lawlessness, water, redistricting, climate change, supply chain, and childcare.
   Schrader thanked those in the electric, utilities, and healthcare industries, along with others who have helped communities to stay operational and healthy during the pandemic.
   To see a recording of the event, visit the WEA YouTube channel.
Odds & Ends
  • Demand for office space increased in September, according to CBRE. Click here to take a look

  • Congratulations to WEA member Norris & Stevens on brokering a $2.95 million sale of an industrial building in Wilsonville.

  • Law enforcement and criminal justice officials from the Clackamas County area will join County Commissioners for a Town Hall on Wednesday, November 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, turn to the Clackamas County website.

  • Kudos to Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES) for receiving the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) 2021 Water Heroes Award. WES staff was recognized for their efforts to keep operations moving during February's ice storm.

  • The Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) has a virtual open house for the facility it is building at 209th and Farmington Road. To learn more, visit the open house.

  • If you need a place dispose of your abundant leaf piles, Clean Water Services has events to help with that. For more information, visit the agency's leaf disposal web page,
Events coming up
Sun. 10/31 - Have a safe Halloween

Wed. 11/10 at 7:30 a.m. - The Transportation Committee will meet virtually. All members are welcome to attend.

Th. 11/11 Veterans Day - Thank you to all who are serving or have served in our country's military.

Wed. 11/17 at 12:00 p.m. - The Land Use & Housing Committee will meet virtually. All members are welcome to attend.

Th. 11/18 at 8:00 a.m. - A Virtual Forum with Economist Josh Lehner. To register

Fri. 11/19 at 7:30 a.m. - The Government Relations Committee will meet virtually. Please note the change in the meeting date.

Th. 11/25 & & Fri. 11/26 - Thanksgiving weekend. The WEA laptops will be closed.