Year: 2013

  • 2013 Christmas Parade

    2013 Christmas Parade

    The weather was perfect for the annual Christmas Parade in the Historic Willamette District!  Hundreds of families came out to cheer, smile, and enjoy the morning with a special guest – Santa Claus!  Thank you to West Linn Police Department, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, & City of West Linn for coordinating this event each…

  • Youth Music Project

    Youth Music Project

    The Youth Music Project opened its doors to the surrounding West Linn community two years ago with a mission to “provide outstanding rock, pop, and country music education for youth by offering free or low cost lessons, free instrument use, and exceptional performance opportunities.” This summer the organization transitioned to a bigger space less than…

  • Christmas Tree Lighting

    Christmas Tree Lighting

    This past Friday, Santa and all his elves dropped into West Linn transforming our City Hall to an extension of the North Pole.  Lots of people came out that braved the cold conditions to hear Radio Disney, drink some hot chocolate, decorate cookies and ornaments, watch a movie, and even meet Santa himself.  Quick reminder,…

  • Terrific Tuesday – Mr. Hoo

    Terrific Tuesday – Mr. Hoo

    The West Linn Library has some wonderful shows for children sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Mr. Hoo visited the Library end of November.  The children, and some adults, danced and had a great time.  Mr. Hoo is also part of the widely popular group The Alphabeticians.  They have CD’s and show lists available.  Thank…

  • December 10th Happy Hour

    December 10th Happy Hour

    Join me at a no-host happy hour at Lil’ Cooperstown in Historic Willamette on December 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. This casual opportunity is your chance to get to meet me and to talk about issues of importance in West Linn. No RSVP is required.                    

  • 2013 Thanksgiving Box Distribution

    2013 Thanksgiving Box Distribution

    This year marked another successful year for the West Linn Conference of St. Vincent de Paul.  Over 300 deserving families received a Thanksgiving box!  Our conference is the only one within the metro area that continues to meet the needs of our community during the Thanksgiving period.  Thank you to all the various West Linn…

  • 2014 West Linn Leadership Academy

    2014 West Linn Leadership Academy

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 West Linn Leadership Academy, and the 2014 West Linn Youth Leadership Academy! The goals of the Leadership Academies are: Learn about the City of West Linn and its operations and functions; Empower West Linn citizens with leadership skills to lead in multiple ways; and, Build relationships and…

  • Welcome Baby Lila!

    Welcome Baby Lila!

    Our family welcomed a new addition this month.  Actually, a 7 lb 14 oz addition to be exact!  Baby Lila Frank is full of energy, awake at all hours, and settling in to her family well.  Big sister Audrey, Mom, and Dad are excited for this new edition in their family!     

  • LOT Question & Answers

    LOT Question & Answers

    Over the past several weeks, I have received questions regarding the Lake Oswego / Tigard Partnership construction impacts in the Robinwood Neighborhood.  Here are the responses from West Linn Staff.  1. Did the approval of the WTP prohibit back-up beepers and if so, why are they being used on the site? No, back-up beepers are…

  • Arch bridge planning gets underway

    Arch bridge planning gets underway

    Published in the West Linn Tiding and Oregonian: I was very pleased when Oregon Metro granted the city of West Linn $220,000 for Oregon City-West Linn Arch Bridge area master planning efforts. At the Monday, Sept. 9, city council meeting, Metro Councilor Carlotta Collette presented Mayor John Kovash and the West Linn City Council with…