Corrections director honored
The award is given annually by the Department of Corrections. But this is the first time in recent history that a Yamhill County corrections official has been honored.
The award cited his collaboration with the Department of Corrections and his embrace of the evidence based decision making model.
Smeitana has worked as director of adult corrections in Yamhill County for the last six years, following 20 years of corrections service in Marion County. He recently became director of a new community corrections department, combining previously separate adult and juvenile departments.