December 20, 2006
Welcome to the new Office of State Relations Blog. I intend to use this exciting new technology to communicate with you in a more timely and frequent manner about state government news and information, and to report on the University’s progress in achieving our goals and objectives during the upcoming 2007 legislative session.
A blog allows me to provide important information as it is happening rather than waiting until the end of the week or the month to publish in a traditional newsletter format. If you are interested in how University interests are fairing in Olympia, check this blog frequently to stay abreast of key legislative hearings, bill progress, staff changes and budget updates.
It is my intent to use this blog as my primary campus communications tool, so as of the first of the year, my office will cease on-line publication of the weekly and monthly “Capitol Updates.” I will continue to maintain and update weekly, a list of “Bills of Significant Interest” to the University during the legislative session. As my schedule permits, I will also try to make it back to campus at least twice a month for in person legislative briefings.
Thanks again for all you do to help support me and my team during the legislative session. I’m excited about using this communications medium and hope you will provide me with feedback as I develop and perfect my “blogging” skills. Thanks.