Duyck's last "State of the County" brings a standing O


Andy Duyck with Eric Schmidt   In what felt like a goodbye party, Washington County Chairman Andy Duyck gave his last "State of the County" address.  
   The format was a bit more casual than years past, as former TV personality Eric Schmidt interviewed Duyck on stage and video clips were played in-between questions.
   The topics covered included growth, transportation, housing, water, and the event center.
   In the video clips, several Westside leaders shared their insight and at the end gave tribute to Duyck, who has served on the Washington County Board of Commissioners for 24 years.
   Duyck is in his eighth year as Chairman of the Board.
   The crowd rose to its feet at the end of the program to give Duyck a standing ovation and some were even moved to tears.
   To see the video clips, click here.
    Please visit the WEA Facebook page to see photos from the event.
   Kudos to Kaiser Permanente as the presenting sponsor; Nike for hosting the event; PGE as the flower sponsor; and Legacy Health as the Breakfast Forum series sponsor.