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Representative David Brock Smith & Senator Dallas Heard Announce Strategic Investments for House District 01

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From the Desks of

State Representative David Brock Smith HD01                                 

State Senator Dallas Heard SD01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021                                                                                                  

CONTACT: Shelia Megson

Chief of Staff

Rep.DavidBrockSmith@OregonLegislature.Gov(link sends e-mail)

Representative David Brock Smith & Senator Dallas Heard Announce Strategic Investments for House District 01 

Salem, ORE.- Today, State Representative David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford) and State Senator Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg); the members of Oregon’s Southwest House and Senate District 01, announce their recipients of investment dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act. Senator Heard partnered with Representative Brock Smith to invest $4 million dollars into HD 01, with focuses on economic development, youth development and career technical education for Southwest Oregon.

“I appreciate the opportunity to partner with Senator Heard on these strategic investments for our district,” said Rep. David Brock Smith. “We have been working on building the Rogue River-Siskiyou Regional Wildfire & Emergency Services Training Center for a number of years, this investment will allow our partners to move forward with securing the needed federal resources that are available to assist with rolling out the project. We have also been focused on providing opportunities for desperately needed childcare, as well as partnerships with Southwestern Oregon Community College, Southwestern Oregon Children’s Foundation, Coastal STEM Hub, Charleston Trade School, AYA and others for career technical education/career coordinated learning opportunities on the South Coast for our youth,” said Rep. Brock Smith. “Lastly, the Port of Bandon has an excellent track record with sound management. This investment towards their shovel ready project of replacing their marina will provide economic development opportunities throughout the area,” he said.

“I want to thank my friend and colleague, Representative David Brock Smith, for all of his great work on behalf of our constituents,” said Senator Dallas Heard. “These are taxpayer dollars and we both felt they needed to be invested in a manner that would gain the maximum results and benefit the people of HD 01 in the best way possible. We believe investments in our children and their education, and to help them into careers they love is one of the best possible investments we could make. We also believe in creating advantages and economic development opportunities in the Southwest region of Oregon that will bring workforce training and jobs to our communities,” said Senator Heard. “I’m honored to have partnered with the good Representative and our hardworking community leaders on these projects.”

The projects listed below are the strategic investments brought forward by Representative Brock Smith and Senator Heard for HD 01. These investments are within SB 5006 that is awaiting the Governors signature. The Legislative Fiscal Office recommends the funds will be available for disbursement as early as October of 2021. “This was a long Legislative Session that included a lot of work for the people of Southwest Oregon. These projects are only those outlined through this funding resource. There was much more work done and millions more in resources obtained for other projects in our district and around the State of Oregon. I will have a future Press Release that details these other investments obtained through my work during the legislative process,” said Rep. David Brock Smith. “As always, it is sincerely privilege and honor to work for you.”

ARPA Strategic Investments for House District 01:

Lincoln School of Early Learning


Coquille School District

Bandon Marina Redevelopment


Port of Bandon

Central Curry Early Learning Center


Central Curry School District

SAFTE - SW Achieves Fire Training Excellence


Southwestern Oregon Community College

Charleston Trade School/AYA


Oregon Coast Artisan & Trade Education Collective

Oregon Coast STEM Hub/Southwestern Oregon Children’s Foundation partnership for CTE/Career Connected Learning


Southwest Oregon Children’s Foundation

Rogue River-Siskiyou Regional Wildfire & Emergency Services Training Center


Curry County