Today, Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer announced that she would run for re-election as Mayor of Happy Valley for the 2018 election.
“I am honored to have served for seven years as Mayor of our great town. We have worked hard to promote a quality of life that makes Happy Valley the best place to live,” said Mayor Chavez-DeRemer. “As Mayor, fiscal responsibility was a number one priority. We paid off our City Hall debt a decade early, which saved our taxpayers nearly $900,000 in interest payments.”
In the last year alone, Happy Valley has seen tremendous successes including the opening of twenty-two new businesses which brought in more than 275 new living wage jobs. At the same time, Happy Valley was honored to win the Red Cross City Blood Challenge out of 29 other cities thanks to the community’s prodigious participation.
One of Chavez-DeRemer’s first acts as Mayor of Happy Valley was the creation of the Happy Valley Youth Council to empower high school teens and encouraging them to get involved in public service.
“As Mayor, I wanted to make sure our young adults have a voice in Happy Valley,” said Mayor Chavez-DeRemer. “It’s important to enable the next generation and provide an opportunity for them to be an integral part in building the City they grew up in.”
Furthermore, Mayor Chavez-DeRemer and her team at City Hall have been tasked to manage the flourishing population of Happy Valley. The careful planning has attracted many Oregonians to relocate and raise their families in Happy Valley. Her leadership on Happy Valley’s urban planning continues to be a model for other cities across the state of Oregon.
Lori Chavez-DeRemer was first elected Mayor in 2010, and has served two subsequent terms. She lives in Happy Valley with her husband Dr. Shawn DeRemer.