Weekly Newsletter | June 1, 2021

June 2: Oregon Economic Forecast
Josh Lehner is an Economist with the State of Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis. He develops the quarterly Oregon Economic forecast, including outlooks for employment, income and housing. Mr. Lehner also acts as the state’s de facto vice economist by forecasting revenues for the Oregon Lottery, Oregon Judicial Department, and state marijuana and tobacco taxes. Outside of work, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, traveling the state and consuming Oregon’s craft beverages.
Mr. Lehner’s economic research has been cited by Calculated Risk, The Economist, Financial Times, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other local media. Prior to joining the state, Mr. Lehner worked as a research analyst for a local economic development organization and published a paper on the border tax effect between Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Mr. Lehner earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Economics from Portland State University. 
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Message from President Sue
Greetings fellow Rotarians,
I hope you enjoyed a long, wonderful weekend and had opportunity to honor Memorial Day in your own, meaningful way.
Stay tuned for our first in-person meeting details for 2020-2021! We’re in the approval queue for the Pavilion at the end of June for our induction of officers-details to come as we receive (fingers crossed) approval! We’re working on a virtual option; likely a YouTube for those of you had aren’t able to join us, to watch at your convenience.
For those of you who would like to continue the conversation with Portland Pearl, click here for a link to their social justice committee meeting, June 7th.
Take care, see you soon!
Yours in service. Sue  
President Sue Bloome