Newsletter: ATI, Chamberlin House Meeting And Moving Into The Office

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Chamberlin House

Last month, Representative-elect Boshart Davis was asked to meet with the executive director, managers, and board members for the Chamberlin House, which is an Albany not-for-profit housing facility for developmentally disabled adults. The Chamberlin House opened back in 1979 in memory of Russell and Lila Chamberlin. During the discussion, board members raised concerns about the states reimbursement rates and its lack of keeping up with inflation. 

With government mandated wage increases and state funding that is staying relatively stagnant, many non-profit companies that aid developmentally disabled adults are looking for new ways to generate money to stay afloat. After the discussion, Representative-elect Boshart Davis got the opportunity to tour an apartment complex and one of the homes that Chamberlin House operates.


On December 26th, Senator Gelser and Representative-elect Boshart Davis were invited to attend a presentation from one of Albany’s biggest employers, ATI. ATI is a global manufacturer whose products enable healthcare imaging, medical implant production, energy generation and jet engine and airframe builds. Their products enhance the safety, healthcare, the environment and seek to make improvements for current and future generations. ATI provides over 1,500 great paying jobs to Oregonians and spends over $30 million per year with Oregon-based businesses. In addition to producing products that contribute to providing a better life for people now, they have made huge investments in future generations; by providing internships, promoting STEM and CTE programs and developing programs in Linn County by providing food and basic essentials for youth living below the poverty line.

Representative-elect pictured with a member of the Chamberlin House Board. 
"Creating materials to protect lives and improve our future."

Words From Shelly

This last week, I finally started to get settled into my new office in the Capitol. The transition from campaigning to actually working as an elected official has been quite the experience. Having a place in the Capitol that I can hold meetings and get acquainted with the state house has made the transition much easier. If you ever get the opportunity to visit the Capitol and want to stop by my office, I am located on the third floor of the Phil Lang Memorial Wing, in office H389. 


In addition to a new office, I also have two new members at the Capitol joining me this session. My Legislative Assistant, Zachary, studied Political Science and History at the University of Oregon and was a former Campaign Manager on Selma Pierce’s race for Oregon House District 20 and Colm Willis’ race for Marion County Commissioner. Zachary is looking forward to tackling the onslaught of legislative research and analysis that the 2019 session will throw his way. If you want to set up an appointment with me you can reach him at, or you can reach our office at (503) 986-1415


My other staff member is Dru Draper. Dru was my campaign manager and is currently a Junior at Willamette University studying Political Science. Dru, an Albany native, will be assisting the office with legislative research and will help in developing a strong relationship with our community. You can reach Dru at

Important Dates 

Monday, January 14th- Swearing in, Organizational Legislative Days

Tuesday, January 22nd- First day of Session

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Dru Draper