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City commissioner hopefuls must apply by Feb. 18 for seat expected to be filled in March

Oregon City is seeking applicants for the appointment of City Commission Position No. 2, which was vacated by Nancy Ide on Jan. 18.

Nancy IdeDuring a February retreat this month, the remaining four Oregon City commissioners agreed to a process for replacing Ide, who as reported in this newspaper, said she had to give up her city volunteer role so she could spend more time as the co-chair for the Homeless Solutions Coalition of Clackamas County.

Commissioners plan to appoint a citizen to serve out the remainder of Ide's term through January 2021. An application deadline has been set for 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

All potential candidates must have resided in the city during the 12 months immediately preceding their appointment. The City Commission will conduct interviews with applicants at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and/or Feb. 28. A majority vote of the City Commission is expected to select an applicant on March 6 or 20.

City commissioners are elected in staggered general election years, with the mayor elected independently of the four commissioners. In November 2020, two commission positions, including this appointment, will be open for election.

This appointment will be in effect immediately after the vote and until the first commission meeting in January 2021.

For questions, contact City Recorder Kattie Riggs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-496-1505.


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