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Falls City Mayor

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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  • Jennifer Drill
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    Jeremy Gordon
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Biographical Information

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Campaign Phone (public) (612) 865-6823
Town Where You Live Falls City, Oregon
Your Experience/Qualificatons Mayor, City of Falls City 2017-current Falls City Budget Committee Falls City School District Budget Committee Board Director, Polk Community Development Corporation Board Director, Falls City Thrives (501c3) Committee Member, Cherriots Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee Council Member, Polk County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council Partner, Falls City Service Integration Team
County Polk
Term 2 years
My leadership philosophy finds value in forming inclusive partnerships to work toward common goals. Encouraging partnership between community members, community organizations, local businesses, timber companies, regional, state and federal governmental entities, foundations and nonprofits, and others who want to do good work for Falls City is essential to build toward our future and maintain essential services.

The City must stay on track in its upgrade of basic sewer and water infrastructure. Our sewer system has aged well past its safe use and we are poised to finish construction of the new system by summer of 2023, with 75% of the costs funded by outside grants. We must also continue to prioritize maintenance of our water system to ensure safe, clean water for generations to come. A vibrant and thriving downtown is also essential to help foster community building and benefit to our businesses.
My volunteer work with Falls City Service Integration and Polk CDC places me at the center of issues related to homelessness, low income housing, poverty, and basic human needs. We must do our very best to connect people with essential services that reduce risk and harm from homelessness and other issues related to poverty and life for those at the margins.