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Our man in Salem: Corn keeps the focus local as member of state water board

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

One philosophy sums up why Bruce Corn does what he does.

“There are a lot of people who serve and give back and that is what makes a community,” he said.

Corn may know a little bit more about giving back than most and nothing exemplifies that more then his work on the Oregon Water Resources Commission.

Corn, who already finished one term on the commission, was recently re-appointed to another four-year stint by Gov. Kate Brown.

“I am one of seven members and I represent Eastern Oregon. There are just two of us now on the commission that are full-time farmers,” he said.

Members include five people who represent a specific region in the state and two at-large representatives. Each member is nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. The commission plays an . . .