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Our Staff

Mike McArthur, Executive Director

Mike McArthur has been selected and assigned to the role of Executive Director for CREA, following the well deserved retirement of our former Managing Director, Brian Skeahan. 

Mike McArthur served as Sherman County Judge from 1992-2004. He then took on the Executive Director position for the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC), which he held until 2018. He chaired the Governor's Renewable Energy Work Group from 2005-2007 and has been involved with and supportive of CREA since it's formation.

HE can be reached directly at:

Sonja Carey, Admin Support, Communications

Sonja Carey is returning to CREA to offer Administrative Support, stepping in for Pat Bozanich, who retired from CREA Nov. 30, to head for warmer weather. Sonja has much institutional knowledge of CREA, having been involved in writing and in secretarial work for the organization in several past years. She will be focused on updating the website and developing CREA's communications plan, moving forward.  

Sonja can be reached at:

Mid-Columbia Economic Development District

Our financial and billing services are contracted through MCEDD. Our public records are stored at their physical address: 515 E 2nd Street, STE. A; The Dalles, OR. 97058

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