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New economic development director knows way around rural areas


September 20, 2017

Jerry Sorte

Jerry Sorte is on the job as the City of Sweet Home’s new Community and Economic Development Director.

Sorte had been Morrow County administrator since November 2015. He started in Sweet Home Sept. 4.

After working in rural communities for the majority of his career, Sorte said he strongly believes “that each person can play a positive role in shaping their community’s future.”

He has sought creative ways for local government to be efficient and effectively respond to the needs of the community, he said.

Sorte, 37, grew up in Corvallis and graduated from Corvallis High School i...

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