Last month, many people stocked up on groceries, checked out new books at the library, and got ready to hunker down for the snow storm of the century. While the storm didn’t bring as much snow as predicted, our crews were still working 24/7 to make sure roads were clear and safe.

As a City Council, we’d like to take a moment to thank our Winter Storm Response Team. They are a group of dedicated public servants from Public Works, Community Services, Police and Public Safety Departments. In addition, City staff coordinates with all our partner agencies like Clackamas Fire.

While several of us got to play in the snow with our kids over the weekend, the Winter Storm Response Team worked around the clock to keep travelers safe. They spent days and nights de-icing, plowing, and sanding streets. They removed fallen trees and assisted with car accidents. Thank you also to the community members who posted words of encouragement on social media. Your positive feedback kept the team energized and working hard. Storm days can bring long shifts, but it’s helpful to know the hours spent clearing roads is worth it for the community.

We’re comforted knowing we have a team of people who are dedicated to keeping us safe. We’re also appreciative of the kind and caring people in our city who reached out and offered a hand to help or relay words of support.