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New head of county Development Disabilities Department named

Chrissy Cliburn is the new director of the Linn County Public Health's Development Disabilities Department, but she isn't new to the department.

She has a head for figures and a heart for helping others, which she learned when working as financial support staff and services coordinator within the department from 2006 to 2012, when she accepted a similar position in Benton County.

Cliburn, 44, was born in Jackson, Mississippi, but moved with her family to Oregon when she was just one year old. She graduated from West Albany High School in 1995 and earned her degree in business administratio...