The council consists of a mayor and four councilors nominated and elected by the city at large.

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Lori DeRemer Mayor - Term expires 12-31-2018

(503) 367-6821

Mayor DeRemer grew up in California, where she attended Cal. State University at Fresno, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mayor DeRemer is married to Dr. Shawn DeRemer, CEO/owner of Anesthesia Associates Northwest (AANW), LLC, an anesthesia management company with contracts throughout Oregon. AANW was established in 2005. Lori and Dr. DeRemer have twin daughters, Emilie and Annie. ...Read More »

Mayor DeRemer grew up in California, where she attended Cal. State University at Fresno, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Mayor DeRemer is married to Dr. Shawn DeRemer, CEO/owner of Anesthesia Associates Northwest (AANW), LLC, an anesthesia management company with contracts throughout Oregon. AANW was established in 2005. Lori and Dr. DeRemer have twin daughters, Emilie and Annie.

Mayor DeRemer’s primary goal as an elected official is to balance residential services with the tax base. The Mayor is active in the community, and has an extensive history of public service, including: Happy Valley Parks Committee, 2002-2003, Happy Valley City Council, 2004-2007, Happy Valley City Council President, 2007-2010, Happy Valley Mayor, 2010-present, Clackamas County Coordinating Committee(C4), 2004-present, C4 Executive Board and Co-Chair, 2011-2015, Metro Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), 2011-2015, Institute of Metropolitan Studies (IMS) through PSU, 2014-present, JPACT alternate for Clackamas County cities, 2015-present, Metropolitan Mayors Consortium (MMC), League of Oregon Cities Board of Directors, 2015-2017.

Mayor DeRemer likes to spend her free time traveling, golfing and reading.« Less

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Michael Morrow Council President - Term expires 12-31-2016

(503) 528-4660

Michael Morrow has served on the Happy Valley City Council since 2008, and been in the position of Council President since 2015. Prior to joining City Council, Michael was a member of the Planning Commission. Michael and his wife, Diane, who also volunteers in the community and serves on the Traffic and Public Safety Board, have lived in Happy Valley ...Read More »

Michael Morrow has served on the Happy Valley City Council since 2008, and been in the position of Council President since 2015. Prior to joining City Council, Michael was a member of the Planning Commission.

Michael and his wife, Diane, who also volunteers in the community and serves on the Traffic and Public Safety Board, have lived in Happy Valley for 25 years. They raised their two children, Peter and Stan, in Happy Valley and sent them to schools in North Clackamas School District.

Michael has worked in organ and tissue donation for the last 15 years and currently works for Lions VisionGift, a non-profit cornea donation and transplant organization covering Oregon and SW Washington.« Less

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Markley Drake Councilor - Term expires 12-31-2018

(503) 290-6023

Markley Drake has been a member of the City Council for 10 years, and is currently in his third term of office. Markley is currently the Council liaison to the Traffic and Public Safety Committee and served on the Happy Valley Parks Committee and the Planning Commission in the past. Markley sits on several County Committees, including the Riverhealth Advisory ...Read More »

Markley Drake has been a member of the City Council for 10 years, and is currently in his third term of office. Markley is currently the Council liaison to the Traffic and Public Safety Committee and served on the Happy Valley Parks Committee and the Planning Commission in the past.

Markley sits on several County Committees, including the Riverhealth Advisory Board, Regional Wastewater Advisory Committee, the County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, and C-4.

Markley was raised in the Portland area, and has lived in Happy Valley with his family for over 30 years. In the 1980s, he designed and built a solar house and still lives there today.

Markley and his wife have traveled extensively, domestically and abroad, but two of their favorite places to visit, Timberline Lodge and Cannon Beach, are close to home.

“I am thankful for the citizens putting their trust and faith into me.”« Less

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Tom Ellis Councilor - Term expires 12-31-2016

(503) 783-3800

Tom Ellis is currently serving his second term as a City Councilor. Before becoming a Councilor in 2010, Tom served on the Planning Commission for six years, of which he was the Commission Chair for one year. Tom, a small business owner and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, and his wife, Jennifer, have been married 27 years. They have called Happy ...Read More »

Tom Ellis is currently serving his second term as a City Councilor. Before becoming a Councilor in 2010, Tom served on the Planning Commission for six years, of which he was the Commission Chair for one year.

Tom, a small business owner and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, and his wife, Jennifer, have been married 27 years. They have called Happy Valley home for the last 15 years.« Less

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Brett Sherman Councilor - Term expires 12-31-2018

(503) 783-3800

Brett Sherman was elected to City Council in 2014. Prior to that, he had served four years on the Traffic and Public Safety Committee. Originally from Minnesota, Brett received a degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. In 2002, Brett and his family, wife Stacy and daughter MacKenzie, moved to Happy Valley. Brett has spent the last 27 years ...Read More »

Brett Sherman was elected to City Council in 2014. Prior to that, he had served four years on the Traffic and Public Safety Committee.

Originally from Minnesota, Brett received a degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. In 2002, Brett and his family, wife Stacy and daughter MacKenzie, moved to Happy Valley.

Brett has spent the last 27 years in the investment industry, currently as the Principal at Madrona Wealth Management, LLC and is a member in good standing with the Investment Management Consultants Association.

An avid hiker, Brett assumed the administrator role of the local hiking group, Happy Valley Hikers, in 2006. Brett’s other interests include biking, photography, music, movies, and service as a Rotarian.« Less

Council Goals

The Council has established the following seven goals:

Goal 1 – Managed growth and economic development
Goal 2 – Employee development in a quality work environment
Goal 3 – A safe, livable community with a sense of pride and strong identity
Goal 4 – Effective relationships with local, regional, and state partners
Goal 5 – Fiscal responsibility
Goal 6 – Environmentally-sensible practices
Goal 7 – Effective and efficient services