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Welcome to the Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Our 90+ members represent a variety of businesses and industries in the greater Linn and Benton Counties.  We are a SHRM 100% Chapter which means our local chapter members are also members of SHRM.  Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Click here for information on joining our chapter, as well as national membership information.  We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

 Visit our Meetings & Events page for information on our next Chapter Meeting. Also visit our Sponsors page as they have generously assisted us in advancing the HR profession . 

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event


February MHRA Meeting  

Employment Practice attorneys Jennifer Paul and Therese Adams of Saalfeld Griggs P.C. will be the speakers for the February 11, 2015 MHRA chapter meeting.  Both are experienced public speakers and both are very knowledgeable on employment issues.  Their presentation will include a very informative, 2015, legislative and legal update. They will also provide our group with some focused information about drug testing policies in light of the new marijuana legislation.  Here is a brief bio for Therese and for Jennifer:

Therese advises management regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws, difficult employee relations issues, and development of personnel manuals, employment agreements, and best practices. Therese has worked in human resources for a number of large employers and represented employers in workers’ compensation defense matters prior to joining the firm. 

Jennifer assists employers with defending employment- related claims including, but not limited to, retaliation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, and charges of wage and hour violations. Additionally, Jennifer works with business owners, managers, and HR professionals, to ensure compliance with changes in the law.

If you plan on attending the February meeting please RSVP using the link below

Here is the Eventbrite Link:

MHRA NOW HAS A NEW MEETING SPOT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015.  We are excited about our new meeting location of the Mennonite Village.  We will meet in the Administration Building.  We will be meeting in the Chapel which is just the right of the entrance and their reception center. The Mennonite Home address is:


5353 Columbus St SE
Albany, OR 97322-7136







Picture from the January 2015 meeting. 


A Big Thanks to This Month’s Sponsor






Upcoming Events

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  • February 11, 2015, 7:30am – 9:00am

    Speaker: Randy Sutton & David Briggs, Saalfeld Griggs PC 

    Employment Practice attorneys Jennifer Paul and Therese Adams of Saalfeld Griggs P.C. will be the speakers for the February 11, 2015 MHRA chapter meeting.  Both are...

  • March 11, 2015, 7:30am – 9:00am

    Speaker: David Blake, OSU Vice President of HR


    More infomration to come. 

  • April 8, 2015, 7:00am – 9:00am

    Speaker: Sue Theiss, OSU Ombuds Office



  • May 13, 2015, 7:30am – 9:00am

    Speaker: Thea Albright



    More Information to Follow....

  • June 10, 2015, 7:30am – 9:00am

    Speaker: Karishna Balasbramani Attorney Sather, Byerly and Holloway




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