>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


AP Business News

  • Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The big Thanksgiving getaway went into full swing Wednesday with drivers delighted by the lowest November gas prices in years and many airline passengers undaunted by terrorism fears and long lines at security checkpoints....
  • Source: Alibaba in talks to buy Hong Kong's SCMP newspaper
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to buy Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, a person with knowledge of the potential deal said Thursday....
  • Yahoo's CEO is running out of time to turn things around
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Marissa Mayer's nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet's best-known companies for the past decade....
  • 3 Trends for the holidays
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The holiday season is upon us. Here's what shoppers can expect if they're heading out to stores at any point during the holiday shopping season:...

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Business arrow Red Cross hires NE Oregon manager


Red Cross hires NE Oregon manager

Susan Daggett, a Wallowa County native, will head reconfigured district

Wallowa County native Susan Daggett has been named as the Northeastern Oregon District Manager for the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The newly configured Northeastern Oregon District includes Baker, Union, Wallowa, Umatilla and Morrow counties.  According to a prepared release, the new district will allow the Red Cross to strengthen services, maximize community resources and increase administrative efficiency across the region.  

As district manager, Daggett will be responsible for raising funds for programs and services, pursuing new health and safety training opportunities, developing and implementing emergency preparedness plans, building partnerships with community leaders and organizations, and recruiting and retaining volunteers. 

Daggett will oversee staff in the district’s Pendleton, La Grande and Baker City offices, and ensure that counties without physical offices are well-served and represented.

“As a native Northeastern Oregonian, I appreciate the caring and compassionate attitude of the people of our region, and I am excited to combine these qualities with the Red Cross’ excellence in volunteerism, disaster response and health and safety education,” Daggett said. “Maintaining the vitality of rural Oregon’s communities is extremely important to me, as this is home for my family, friends and neighbors.”

Daggett comes to the Red Cross after 23 years at the Port of Umatilla, where she served as Director of Operations, handling federal and state grants and loans, public works projects, the Port’s annual budget and marketing of the Port to prospective industries. Prior to the Port of Umatilla, Daggett spent six years with First American Banking Company in Hermiston. She has a bachelor’s from the University of Oregon.

A long-time volunteer, Daggett currently serves on the board of trustees for Good Shepard Health Care System and chairs its Community Relations Committee. She has been president and auction chair of Altrusa International of Hermiston, and serves on the Two Rivers Correctional Institution Prison Advisory Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Susan to the Red Cross team in Oregon,” said Thomas Bruner, CEO of the Oregon Trail Chapter and regional executive for Oregon. “With her deep knowledge of and passion for Northeastern Oregon, we are in good hands.”

Community leaders serving on the finalist interview panel were Dr. Dixie Lund, president of Eastern Oregon University; Gary Neal, general manager of Port of Morrow; Bill Hansell, Umatilla County Commission Chair and Kari Borgen, publisher of the Baker City Herald. 

In addition, Kricket Nicholson, executive director of United Way of Umatilla-Morrow; and Fred Warner Jr., chair of the Baker County Commission, provided input into the selection process.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use