Oregon State Capitol Foundation Summer Newsletter Volume 10, Number 2 June 2010 Inside this State Capitol State Park newsletter The State Capitol State Park is spring- experience when they visit the Capitol New Board Member ................... 2 ing back to life. Blossoming trees and and surrounding park. He says, “This Pacific Wonderland Plates ........ 2 flowers provide backdrops for spectacu- should be the epitome of what Oregon is Thank You for Your Support ..... 3 Become a Capitol Friend........... 3 lar photographs. Sunshine highlights all about. It should be a showcase…a Capitol Connections.................. 4 Oregon’s past from its many historical place where people feel proud to bring monuments. The open spaces, water fea- visitors.” tures and resident squirrels provide good, old fashioned fun. The park is one of Oregon’s many treasures. The parks around the State Capitol have long existed. However, Senate Bill 632, passed in the 2007 legislative session, officially designated those grounds as the State Capitol State Park. The legislation transferred park management responsibil- ity from Department of Administrative Capitol Fountain during Cherry Blossom time. Services to Oregon Parks and Recreation Photo courtesy of Robin Maxey. This newsletter is a quarterly Department. The bill also created a park publication of the Oregon State manager position, transferred three The State Capitol State Park covers Capitol Foundation (OSCF). groundskeeper positions and directed three city blocks of the Capitol Mall The OSCF is a tax exempt construction of permanent restrooms to area. A variety of trees and plants grow organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the replace unsightly portable toilets. throughout the park, including a rose historical integrity of the Oregon garden and a planter that spells out Groundskeepers now look more like park State Capitol. rangers with uniforms and badges that “Oregon” using shrubs. There are over Editors: identify themselves more easily to visi- 70 different tree species creating an ar- Frank Brawner, Scott Burgess, and Debbie Lowery tors. The parks & recreation department boretum character. One Douglas fir was is also working with a stakeholders group grown from a seed carried to the moon to develop guidelines for future planning by Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa in Oregon State 1971 and was transplanted to the Capitol Capitol Foundation and management of the Capitol grounds. in 1976 from Oregon State University. 900 Court Street NE, Rm 140A Jim Bader, State Capitol State Park There are 36 memorial trees on the Salem OR 97301 Manager, said his goal is to maintain and Capitol grounds. The most recent was Phone: 503-986-1388 Fax: 503-9861684 preserve the character of the grounds. dedicated on May 26, 2010, in honor of Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jim wants park visitors to have an “awe” former state Senator Lenn Hannon. www.leg.state.or.us/foundation/ The grounds west of the Capitol, blossom time and from Memorial Pacific Wonderland formerly referred to as Willson Day to Labor Day. The Wall of Park, were named for Salem foun- Water, added in 1990, has 22 noz- Plates Prove Popular der William H. Willson. From zles which shoot water 12 feet into 1853 to 1965 it was a Salem city the air into a plaza that also has As of May 1, over 3,400 of the park until the state took it over. stone plaques listing information classic, limited-edition Pacific These grounds feature the Breyman about each of Oregon’s county Wonderland license plates have Brothers Fountain at the far west seats. Oregon Parks and Recrea- been sold. The total revenue gener- end of the park, added in 1904 as a tion improved the functionality and ated from the sales so far is memorial to Werner and Eugene safety of the Wall of Water foun- $340,300. Of that amount, Breyman; the Waite Fountain do- tain by installing an automated dis- $165,070 goes back to Department nated in 1907 in honor of business- infectant system. The grounds also of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for start- man E.M. Waite; a gazebo built in include a peace pole donated by the up costs. The remaining revenue 1982; the Capitol beaver family Society of Prayer for World Peace, will be evenly split between the added in 1985; and a Parade of and a large boulder from the Ore- Oregon State Capitol Foundation Animals sculpture built in 1991. gon Trail. and Oregon Historical Society. Or- In 2005, the Oregon State Capitol ganizations will receive their first Foundation (OSCF) dedicated the The Oregon State Capitol Park checks sometime this month. Walk of Flags featuring flags from has much to offer all its visitors. It all 50 states. In 2009, the Tribal is indeed an Oregon treasure. Flags Monument was added which displays the nine flags of Oregon's Capitol grounds can be reserved federally recognized Native Ameri- for weddings, concerts and other can tribes. Near the west entrance activities free of charge. For more of the Capitol is a replica of the information, call 503-947-3247. Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The former Capitol Park, east of New Board Member the building, features the Circuit Welcomed Rider statue by A. Phimister Proc- It is expected that sales will in- tor added in 1924 as a monument to crease over the summer as license early preachers; statues of John Representative Matt Wingard plates are marketed at car shows McLoughlin and Jason Lee by Gif- was appointed to the OSCF Board and other popular venues. ford Proctor; and portions of the on March 17, 2010, to replace Rep. Corinthian columns from the sec- Deborah Boone who had served on To purchase a plate, you can go to ond Capitol building. A memorial the board since April 2007. He was any DMV office or download ap- to Oregon’s Medal of Honor recipi- elected to the Oregon State Legisla- plication forms on DMV’s website ents, situated around the base of the ture in 2008. Rep. Wingard was a and get the plates by mail at: http:// U.S. flag in front of the Capitol, television reporter in Yakima and www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/. includes 13 pillars of granite and served as a congressional aide to bronze plaques with images and U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings from Cen- At the time of purchase, you pay medal citations for each recipient. tral Washington State. In 2001, he a one-time surcharge of $100 per worked as a committee administra- set of plates, in addition to the Other park features are the Capi- tor for the Oregon State Legislature DMV's standard $23 plate fee and tol Fountain and the Wall of Water before starting his own consulting regular registration fee. Pacific located across Court Street from the company. Rep. Wingard is an Wonderland plates are unique be- Capitol’s main entrance. The Capi- Aloha High School graduate and cause unlike other special Oregon tol Fountain, which had not oper- received a broadcast journalism plates, you will not be charged any ated for years, has been turned on degree at the University of South- additional fees when you need to again and operates during cherry ern California. ■ renew your registration. ■ Page 2 Oregon State Capitol Foundation Thank You for Your Support! Lifetime Capitol Friends ($500) Sandra Allen • Kathleen Beaufait • Frankie Bell • Vicki Berger • Kathryn Boe-Duncan • Denny Jones • Ginny Lang • Bill Markham • Denny Miles Fred Neal • Robert F. 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Name(s) ______________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ City_________________ State ____ Zip Code________ Phone _______________ Email______________________________ Amount enclosed for membership dues: $____________ Amount enclosed for additional tax-deductible gift: ______________ Check payable to: Fund for OSCF Please charge my bank card: Visa Mastercard Bank Card # : _______________________________________________________ Expiration Date: _____________________ Billing Address: _________________________________________ ____________________ ______________ __________ Street City State Zip Code Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Mail to: Fund for OSCF, 900 Court St. NE, 140-A, Salem OR 97301 State Employee Payroll Deduction Form available at: http://www.leg.state.or.us/capinfo/ Page 3 900 Court Street NE, Rm 140A Salem OR 97301 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Capitol Connections Board of Directors In Memoriam Frank Brawner, Chair Former State Senator Lenn Hannon, 66, died April 1 at his home in Salem. Hannon Fred VanNatta, Vice Chair was the longest-serving legislator in modern times, representing the district that cov- Senator Jason Atkinson ered Ashland and much of the southern portion of Jackson County from 1974-2004. Senator Betsy Johnson Born in Roseburg on the fourth of July, 1943, he spent most of his life in Ashland. Senator Joanne Verger Hannon worked for the city of Ashland street department and later as an independent Representative Vicki Berger insurance agent. His political career began as a Democrat in 1974 when he defeated Representative Brian Clem incumbent Republican Lynn Newbry by 37 votes. In 1980, Hannon switched to the Representative Matt Wingard Republican Party, making him one of seven Republicans in the 30-member Senate. In Sandra Allen 2003, in an unusual power-sharing agreement, he became co-leader of the Senate. Hannon ended his legislative career in 2004 when he accepted a seat on the State Frankie Bell Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. He resigned from the board in Septem- Kathryn Boe-Duncan ber 2005 due to health problems. Hannon is survived by his wife Dixie, five children Jane Cease and 12 grandchildren. Herb Colomb Verne Duncan Ed Westerdahl, 74, former aide to Gov. Tom McCall, died April 8 at his home in Paul Hanneman Palm Springs, California. He earned a degree from Portland State University in 1962 Ginny Lang and became the first graduate to sit on the state Board of Higher Education from 1971 Bill Markham -75. Westerdahl was a 28-year-old lobbyist for Portland General Electric when he managed Tom McCall’s 1964 campaign for secretary of state. Two years later, he Anthony Meeker managed McCall’s successful bid for governor and became the governor’s top aide. Denny Miles Westerdahl became the first director of the state executive department in May 1969. Fred Neal He left state government after McCall’s reelection in 1970 to become general man- Norma Paulus ager for the Port of Portland. Four years later, he joined John Pihas and Ron Schmidt Annette Price to form a public relations firm. Westerdahl was president of Metra Steel, one of fore- Norm Smith runners of Schnitzer Steel Products (1978) and owner of High Reach from Northwest Gerry Thompson Marine Iron Works. He acquired Service Steel in Portland (1983), transferring man- Gary Wilhelms agement to his son, Edward III. Westerdahl is survived by his wife Lynda, four chil- dren and numerous grandchildren.