“If I Were Mayor, I Would…” 2021

Local students recognized by Happy Valley City Council

At the June 1 City Council meeting, Harshil Gautam, a fourth grader from Beatrice Morrow Cannady Elementary, Lilyana Oien, a sixth grader at Happy Valley Middle School, and McKenna Phifer, a sophomore at Damascus Christian School were recognized for their winning submissions in the 2021 “If I were Mayor” contest. Sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association, the contest encourages youth to take a closer look at their community and describe what they would do if they could be mayor. Their entries have been submitted to the statewide contest, where a winner will be announced later this summer.

Harshil Gautam

4th grade – Beatrice Morrow Cannady Elementary

McKenna Pfifer

Sophomore – Damascus Christian School

Lilyana Oien

6th grade – Happy Valley Middle School