City Club Welcomes Rayfield and Gelser

gelserAre you curious or concerned over the state of Oregon? Need an excuse to partake in some lunch and discussion over what happened during the last legislative session, while in the company of some of our state and city’s best and brightest? Well, just your luck, because on April 11, City Club welcomes State Representative Dan Rayfield and State Senator Sara Gelser for both a moderated panel and open mic question and answer session.

Both Gelser and Rayfield come from rich political backgrounds. Rayfield has been District 16’s State Representative for a little over a year. With a degree from Willamette University and time spent at Western Oregon University, Rayfield’s claims to fame include an interest in high-quality education for children, access to affordable health care, and promoting small businesses.

Gelser has served on the Oregon Legislature since 2005, and rose to senatorship just last year. She earned her bachelor’s of arts in history and education from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and an MAIS degree from OSU. Gelser has a special interest in human services and early childhood education, is co-chair of the Oregon Women’s Health and Wellness Alliance, and in 2010 was appointed to the National Council on Disability by President Barack Obama, with unanimous consent from the US Senate.

Anticipated points of interest for the City Club discussion are in reaction to anticipated minimum wage regimes and a ban on coal-based electricity, as well as recent legislative shifts over land use in Oregon.

Hosted by the Corvallis Boys and Girls Club, City Club will begin at noon on Monday, April 11. Attendance is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served for a fee of $10 to City Club members and $15 for nonmembers. Please send lunch orders to info@cityclubofcorvallis by noon on Friday, April 8.

By Kyra Blank