Are you interested in running for City Council? City Council positions two (2) and four (4) will be on the ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Candidate packets are available on the website or from the City Recorder.
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 though eligible expenses are reimbursable.
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 6th and no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Additional deadlines and information can be found in the candidate packet. If you have any questions, please contact the City Recorder at (503) 783-3836 or via email at email@example.com.
Due to the coronavirus, City Hall is currently closed to the public. If filing by declaration, your candidate filing form and payment can be completed electronically. If filing by nomination petition, your candidate filing form can also be completed electronically. However, original signature sheets will need to be returned. If you prefer to file in-person, please contact me to make an appointment. I am available by phone at (503) 886-8436 or firstname.lastname@example.org. My normal business hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.