Governing magazine’s has published their Public Officials of the Year list. Christine Gregoire was the only governor to make the list of nine officials. Gov. Gregoire also made the cover.
The magazine cited her open management style and says, “Gregoire had brought state government a transparency it had never known before.”
The last time an Oregon official made the list was 1994, when Mayor Vera Katz and Commissioner Beverly Stein were both honored.