Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be Oregon’s governor?

Here’s a look at a recent week in the life of Kate Brown. If you’re curious for more, you can visit her office’s online public records log, where she posts her calendar each week.

The following lists only scheduled items; her staffers say she works most evenings reviewing policy briefs, reading materials to prepare for her next day’s appointments, editing drafts of official correspondence and the like.

Monday, Feb. 13
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Campaign
10:15 a.m. Travel to Wilsonville
11 a.m. Economic development lunch with Siemens & Mentor Graphics at Mentor Graphics
1 p.m. Travel to Portland
1:30 p.m. Phone call with Port of Portland Commission Chairman Jim Carter
2 p.m. Cross-laminated timber panel event, NE Portland
3 p.m. Business visit to Gunderson/Greenbrier

Tuesday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. State Land Board meeting, Salem
1 p.m. Oregon Wheat Growers League Oregon birthday cake cutting, Capitol lobby
1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Lunch break
2:30 p.m. Meet with Rep. David Brock Smith
3 p.m. Hello to Oregon Student Association, third floor state Capitol
3:30 p.m. Meet with Ramon Ramirez, Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United
3:45 p.m. Meet with Chief of Staff Nik Blosser, Senior Policy Adviser Gina Zejdlik 
4:30 p.m. Phone call with Natural Resources Policy Adviser Lauri Aunan

Gov. Kate Brown signs the final wood panel to be added to the country’s tallest wood-engineered building, under construction in Northeast Portland. She appears at events such as this one, celebrating cross-laminated timber in February, to help promote Oregon businesses and products.Courtesy of the governor’s office 

Wednesday, Feb. 15
8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Campaign
9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. KTVZ interview
9:45 a.m. Phone call with Chief Education Officer Lindsey Capps, Jake Steinfeld of National Foundation for Governor’s Fitness Councils
10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Meet with Oregon Chief Operating Officer Katy Coba
11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Meet Piabet with Capps, Sen. Mark Hass re: Oregon Promise
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch break
1 p.m. Hello/photo with students from Clean Air Lobby Day
1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Blue Book video filming
2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Private appointment.
3 p.m. Meet with Rep. Karin Power
3:15 to 5 p.m. Campaign

Thursday, Feb. 16
8:30 a.m. Brief welcome to Justice Reinvestment Summit, Salem Convention Center
9:30 a.m. Meet with Energy Police Adviser Ruchi Sadhir, Natural Resources Policy Adviser Jason Miner, Coba, Executive Appointments Director Mary Moller
10 a.m. Meet with Burns Paiute Tribe
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Preparation time with communications staffers
11:30 Meet with Rep. Andy Olson
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch break
1 p.m. Oregonian interview
1:30 p.m. Presiding officers meeting
2:15 p.m. Prep time, interview with Portland Tribune
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet with Oregon Community Fund President Max Williams, philanthropic consultant Sybil Ackerman, Aunan, Miner
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. YMCA Youth & Government Annual Conference, House Chamber
4 p.m. Phone call with Ana Cuprill, candidate for secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown talks with Ian Williams, creator and owner of Deadstock Coffee in Northwest Portland, during a visit to his shop. Brown toured numerous black-owned businesses and Northeast and Northwest Portland on Friday, Feb. 17.Courtesy of the governor’s office 

Friday, Feb. 17
7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Private appointment
10:45 Travel to Portland
11:30 a.m. Read to kids, Kenton Library
Noon to 1 p.m. Lunch at PoShines Cafe de la Soul
1:15 p.m. Visit black-owned businesses, Alberta area
2:30 p.m. Visit Deadstock Coffee, NW Portland
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tour Pensole Footwear Design Academy, NW Portland

— Betsy Hammond and Anna Marum


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