Business & economy

Seat open on local board to help Malheur County’s economy

Shawna Peterson, left, is executive director of the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board. (Enterprise/File)

The Malheur County Court is seeking candidates to fill Ralph Poole’s seat on the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board.

The board, created in 2017, focuses on economic development in the border region of Malheur County along the Idaho border. Most recently the board won approval of Senate Bill 16, which allows for the construction of houses on low-grade farmland in Malheur County.

Poole submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Kate Brown on May 24, and he and his brother Ken recently retired and sold their Ontario business, Campo and Poole . . .