June 11, 2018

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 karak@happyvalleyor.gov.