November 6, 2018 General Election

City Elections

The City Recorder is the City’s election Official and in that capacity is responsible for the filing of all City initiated ballot measures and candidate filings. The City of Happy Valley is an official ballot drop-off site, a convenience for many Happy Valley residents.


The City Recorder is the steward for the City’s most important documents including:

  • Ordinances
  • City Council Minutes
  • City Council Agendas
  • Audio City Council Recordings

Many of these documents are available online for all to view. However, you can submit a Public Records Request, and this information will be provided to you subject to the cost to reproduce the record.

A person or organization may request copies of public records as defined in ORS Chapter 192 and in the Oregon Attorney General’s Public Records and Meeting Manual.

Happy Valley Candidate filing GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Deadline submittal has expired.

Are you interested in running for Mayor or City Council? The mayor seat and council positions one (1) and three (3) will be on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Election. The current positions are held by:

Mayor, Lori Chavez-DeRemer
Council Position 1, Markley Drake
Council Position 3, Brett Sherman

Elections for mayor and councilor positions are held bi-annually at the General Election in November. The Happy Valley City Council is comprised of a mayor and four (4) councilors. The elections are staggered so there is an overlapping of terms and never a time when all five (5) positions are elected at once.

In addition to attending and participating in the two council meetings held each month (first and third Tuesday evenings), council members also participate in a wide array of committees and meetings at the county and regional level. All positions are on a volunteer, unpaid basis.

If you are interested in running for office, you must be a qualified elector under state law, have resided within the city limits of the City of Happy Valley for at least one year immediately preceding the date of election, and cannot be employed by the city.

Candidate filings must be submitted to the City Recorder no sooner than July 9th and no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Additional deadlines and information can be found here in the candidate packet. If you have any questions, or would like a hard copy of the candidate packet, please contact the City Recorder at (503) 783-3836 or via email at

City Council Meetings

City Council meetings, with the exception of Executive Session, are open to the public. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Work sessions, if scheduled, begin at 6:00 pm and regular sessions begin at 7:00 pm. All meetings are held in the City Council Chambers.


Kara Kerpan City Recorder/Management Analyst

(503) 783-3836