By filling their idividual statewide officies, these county officials are in position which could have far reaching benefits for all county residents
>For three county officials to hold high statewide offices at the same time is an outstanding event. From the left is Gary Williams, Secretary/Treasurer of the Oregon District Attorney's Association, Sheriff Rodd Clark, President of the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and Bill Clemens, president of the Oregon Building Official's Association.
August 21, 2001 -- Of all the counties in the state, the number of Crook County officials honored by holding state-wide office in a professional organization is noteworthy.
Bill Clemens has been named as president of the Oregon Building Officials Association, Sheriff Rodd Clark is president of the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and Gary Williams has been named secretary/treasurer of the Oregon District Attorney's Association. Williams explained that he is scheduled to become the next president of the DA's association while Clemens and Clark look forward to maintaining a high profile within their respective organizations once the presidency is passed on to the next person.
Clemens explained that this is the first time the building officials associations history that someone from the smaller Oregon counties has been honored with the presidency. Usually the lead role goes to a building official from one of the metro communities such as Beaverton, Lake Oswego or Tigard.
County Judge Scott Cooper believes the county can take pride in having so many local officials recognized by state organizations. "This is a unique opportunity for Crook County to influence statewide policy," Cooper said, "and we are very proud of the achievements of these employees. We believe this will have long term benefits for all county residents and taxpayers."