State of Oregon

APRIL 30, 1999

Bob Applegate
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Jon Coney
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Susan Fletcher
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Governor Kitzhaber announced today that he has appointed Lindsay Berryman to be the newest member of the Oregon Progress Board.  The Progress Board is responsible for overseeing implementation of the state's strategic plan, Oregon Shines and measuring progress toward achieving the goals set out in the Oregon Benchmarks.

Lindsay Berryman was elected the first woman mayor of Medford, Oregon in November 1998.  Lindsay previously served on the Medford City Council between 1980 and 1986 and held the position of Council President in 1983 and 1986.  Most recently she was a member of the Medford Urban Renewal agency and has worked extensively on transportation issues within the city.

"Mayor Berryman will be a great asset to the Progress Board," Kitzhaber said.  "To achieve the vision set out in Oregon Shines, Oregonians must work together to reach its goals.  Lindsay knows what it takes to get things done at the community level."

Before becoming mayor, Berryman was owner and president of the Cookie Connection, Inc. in Medford.  Her other professional experiences include owner/broker of L & B Associates, assistant director of the Winema Girl Scout Council and dispensing nurse with Jackson County Mental Health.

Berryman is presently a member of the boards of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Leadership Forum, Oregon chapter.  During her career she has received many honors including: National Award for Excellence in Volunteer Leadership, Midwest Center for Non-Profit Leadership; Woman of the Year, Zonta Club of Medford; Glen Jackson Award, Chamber of Commerce Award for Economic Development; and Rogue Valley Citizenship Award, Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon.

Berryman is a graduate of the James Ward Thorne School of Nursing at Northwestern University and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.  She is married to Medford physician Jim Berryman, has three adult daughters and one grandchild.  She fills the seat recently vacated by Patsy Smullin, owner of California Oregon Broadcasting, Inc. in Medford.



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