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.

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