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PHOTOS: Governor outlines importance of green jobs, hears about Sylvania's initiatives

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Governor Ted Kulongoski created an advisory group that met for the first time at the PCC Sylvania Campus to attract federal stimulus funds aimed at the green industry. States are competing for about $37 billion that will go toward innovations in sustainability. Kulongoski presented the group with three projects he wants to target with the grant money — including upgrading PCC’s Sylvania Campus to make its buildings meet the LEED Platinum standard.

Rep. Larry Galizio (left), also a PCC speech instructor, is greeted by PCC Public Affairs Manager Dana Haynes just before the governor’s arrival. Gov. Ted Kulongoski unveiled a new advisory committee focusing on environmental issues.

Gov. Kulongoski meets PCC Board Member Marilyn McGlasson just before the governor’s hearing. Also on hand were, left to right, Neal Naigus (assistant to the president and community relations manager), Dana Haynes and PCC President Preston Pulliams.

Local TV stations also were attendees to this important hearing, held at the Sylvania Campus’ conference rooms. Kulongoski (center) was able to hear a report about how PCC was using its bond money, and possibly some federal money, to retrofit the Sylvania Campus and make it the greenest campus possible.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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