David Emami was appointed to City Council in 2019. David, along with his wife, Susie, and two daughters have resided in Happy Valley since 2013. Prior to his appointment, David served on the Planning Commission, Parks Advisory Committee, Clackamas County Street Light Budget Committee and was President of the his HOA. David also has extensive volunteer experience with local schools, state educational programs, local charities and non-profit organizations. David is the first ever Iranian-American member of a City Council in Oregon’s history and believes “Diversity in our thoughts and opinions is what makes us stronger as a community.” David is an Account Manager at a local plumbing company, where he was worked for 13 years and David has over 20 years of experience in the private sector. “My entire career is based on providing solutions for people in all walks of life and bringing individuals together towards a common goal.” Born and raised in Oregon, David attended Oregon State University and received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, and has a minor in Chemistry. David is proud to be a strong voice for the underrepresented and a champion of the people. In his spare time, David enjoys being with his family, volunteering at school functions, basketball and hiking.” I look forward to bringing fresh new ideas from a different lens and I have the knowledge, passion and experience to serve our city. I am determined and motivated to ensure Happy Valley is a safe community where all people are welcome and respected. I am honored to serve our fine City.”