The Malheur Enterprise asked leaders around Malheur County about their picks for top news story of the year, the biggest news for their own organizations, and what goals they have for the year ahead.
Here are their responses:
Matt Stringer, executive director, Four Rivers Cultural Center:
Top story: The 1 percent sales tax - this seems to be a major issue with differing viewpoints on what to spend the money on and questions if the money is even needed. The benefits and burden must be clearly stated for all to understand.
Top organization story: We have done successful work in donor relations and generating support, both financial and emotional from our community. More and more people feel a sense of ownership or an emotional attachment to Four Rivers Cultural Centre. Over time this should make the staff feel more secure about our financial stability.
Goals: Plan events . . .