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McMinnville's Dave Haugeberg, is Person of the Year

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MCMINNVILLE, ORE - When the Newberg-Dundee's Bypass is built with funds now dedicated for that effort, in a large part you can thank McMinnville's Dave Haugeberg. Haugeberg, a local McMinnville attorney is known for his long efforts providing leadership for the cause of creating a way to bypass Newberg and Dundee, but his community efforts and involvement only start there. "We're very happy to announce that Dave Haugeberg has been choosen as the Person of the Year. He has done so much for the community with a wide range of involvement." said Founder Ruben Contreras, Jr. in announcing this year's honor.

Dave Haugenberg has been involved in and given to the community much more than ease of traffic as we travel to Portland . He's been involved in other aspects such as his leadership since the 1970's of Mid-Valley Rehabilitation where he is the President of the Board of Directors; and at Linfield College where he Chairs the Board of Trustees. He was honored at Linfield College with their Service Award in 2004 at which time of the announcement his community involvement was noted:

"Haugeberg is active in Partners-in-Progress, has served on numerous Linfield trustee committees and attends many college events and activities. He has also been active in the McMinnville Teen Center, Swim Center, Chamber of Commerce, the Boy Scouts of America, and served on the Yamhill County Economic Development Committee. He is currently a member of the Yamhill County Parkway Committee and is a key proponent of the Newberg-Dundee Bypass, chairing the Citizens Advisory Committee from 1990-91 and currently serving as a member of the Project Oversite Steering Team for the Newberg-Dundee Transportation Improvement Project. He is also a director and president of Mid-Valley Rehabilitation, Inc. and the McMinnville Charitable Fund, and a director of the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation.' Haugeberg’s service has been recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and McMinnville Chamber of Commerce. He was named McMinnville First Citizen in 1993 and received this year’s Yamhill County Bar Association Bob Payne Service Award. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Willamette University and his J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School. He and his wife, Cathryn, have lived in McMinnville since 1965. They have two daughters, Dianne and Karen."

Mr. Dave Haugeberg embodies what it means to care for your community and his extensive involvement and wise leadership means so much to McMinnville and Yamhill County, said Contreras. "We couldn't be prouder of Mr. Dave Haugeberg as the Person of the Year, he is such a class act and has lead by example and provided critical leadership for the community. He is what we think of when we think of an approachable, wise, Town Father and for all that he's given and done we're happy to select him." said Contreras. is a Yamhill County community website based in McMinnville, Oregon; it is an arm of Ruben Contreras Communications, a local public relations firm. The Person of the Year honor is given out each year honoring a community member or newsmaker who has made a positive difference in the community.

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