First EOTEC building open for business

First EOTEC building open for business
 Jade McDowell  | East Oregonian | Published on May 13, 2016 12:01AM | Last changed on May 13, 2016 9:35PM

It was a party at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center Friday as curious community members mingled with EOTEC’s founding fathers to celebrate the opening of the center’s first building.

“Today is a day to celebrate and say thank you,” Mayor David Drotzmann said as he welcomed the group.

Although Drotzmann is involved in EOTEC today as a fundraising committee member and mayor, he said it was important to acknowledge the long line of people who worked to make EOTEC a reality long before he took office — people like Tom Harper, who as Hermiston city manager 30 years ago helped the city purchase the land where EOTEC now sits.


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