New economic development director brings education, small-town experience to SH


June 26, 2019

By Sean C. Morgan

Of The New Era

Sweet Home’s new community and economic development director says he chose to work in small towns because he can make a difference in them.

Blair Larsen brings experience as city manager of Stanfield, population about 2,075, located in the area of Hermiston in Central Oregon.

He started work in Sweet Home on June 17.

City Manager Ray Towry said Larsen is intelligent and has a master’s degree in public administration and a doctor of jurisprudence degree.

“He gives us a whole different perspective on things,” Towry said. “He also brings us exper...

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