State Representative David Gomberg (D-Central Coast) has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Senior Services by House Speaker Tina Kotek. The commission is an advisory body of public citizens and legislators dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for older Oregonians. Gomberg will hold the commission seat reserved for a member of the House of Representatives.
“It is a real honor to serve on this commission, and an important opportunity as well,” said Gomberg. “Seniors are the backbone of our coastal community but face unique needs and challenges.”
“Twenty-two percent of the population in District 10 is 65 years and older, compared to 14 percent across the state of Oregon. My predecessor, Jean Cowan, did great work for seniors and I want to continue her legacy of standing up for independence, dignity, and quality services for our elder neighbors,” Gomberg added.
“David is one of the Legislature’s strongest champions for Oregon seniors. As a member of the committee I know he will continue his advocacy, working to ensure a high quality of life for older Oregonians,” said Speaker Kotek.
The Governor’s Commission on Senior Services is an official state commission made up of volunteers appointed by the governor and two legislators, one from the House and one from the Senate. Through cooperation with other organizations and advocacy, the Commission works to ensure that seniors have access to services that provide choice, independence and dignity.