Youth Tour Delegate Madi Kleiber

June 01, 2020
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I am Madi Kleiber and I just finished serving as Oregon’s 2019-2020 Youth Tour delegate, sponsored by Salem Electric! If someone had told me a year ago that being selected for the Youth Tour would lead me down this amazing path I would have laughed! This program has given me experiences and insight that have informed and taught me about local, state, and national issues that are important to all of us as citizens. Traveling to our nation’s capital and engaging in the processes of government through our Youth Leadership Council (YLC) experiences have been invaluable. While the educational perks were fantastic, special thanks to Salem Electric and NRECA for giving me the opportunity to check off a bucket list item of touring New Orleans. I had the time of my life! 

When I flew to Washington D.C. one year ago as a Youth Tour delegate for Oregon, I had no idea I would return as Oregon’s Youth Leadership Council Representative. What an honor! Having the opportunity to share my voice as an advocate for the younger generations of Oregon was truly an experience of a lifetime! 

I am proud to have represented Oregon and Salem Electric this past year. I have gained experiences and friendships that will last far beyond my time with this program. Thank you to the Salem Electric Board of Directors for your support in providing this experience to the youth in our community. 

Madi Kleiber