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St. Helens City Council Position 4

Four forms of city government determine the administrative role of any city council. Most Oregon cities with populations over 2,500 have the council/manager or council/administrator form, in which the council hires a chief executive officer to be responsible for the daily supervision of city affairs. Portland has a commission form of government, where the elected commissioners function collectively as the city council and serve as administrators of city departments. Smaller Oregon cities typically have the mayor/council form, in which the legislative and policy-making body is a popularly elected council.An elective city officer shall be a qualified elector under the state constitution and shall have resided in the city during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office. In this subsection "city" means area inside the city limits at the time of the election or appointment. In addition, a councilor shall have resided in the ward the councilor represents during the 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to the office.Please see City Charter.

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    Jessica Chilton

Biographical Information

What kind of leadership can you bring to the City and the City Council?

What do you see as the city's major needs and goals?

How would you address the needs of the homeless in our community?

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Town Where You Live Saint Helens
Your Experience/Qualificatons Head Start Policy Council & State Representative, SHGS board member.
County Columbia
Past leadership awards and volunteer work: Moose Lodge member since 2012 and two-time winner of The Moose Lodge Sports Woman of The Year award. Head Start policy council member, and state representative for Columbia and Clatsop counties. Member of Columbia County Health Coalition, and former St.Helens Girls Softball coach and board member. Event planning committee for CCMH responsible for several community events including the Mental Health Wellness Fair in partnership with NAMI.
Youth Sports/Rec- I would like to give more attention to our local youth sports/rec resources through parks and facilities. Development- I would like to also focus attention on the development of our community through housing and business needs that will support St.Helens families and growth of commerce. Public Safety- Attention to public safety including road maintenance, park cleanup/maintenance, and provide adequate police protection while supporting local law enforcement needs.
With my work in local social services, I know that we need access to housing and employment to help the homeless population. With an open, yet firm plan in place we can make huge strives in assisting homeless in our community.

My goals are to bring a fresh voice to the council that is receptive to community input, with new ideas that support our vastly growing city. I would be honored to receive your vote and serve my community.