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Category: West Linn

  • Stepping Up To The Plate: The Roberta Schwarz Way

    Stepping Up To The Plate: The Roberta Schwarz Way

    The day I met Roberta Schwarz I was struck by her passion: For the environment, for education and for the community in general. Roberta Schwarz isn’t a famous celebrity, but her actions are much more important than any person seen on the cover of a tabloid. She is a person who evicts change in the […]

  • How would you plan West Linn?

    How would you plan West Linn?

    Each term West Linn High School teacher Todd Jones gives his students an assignment to plan a City.  Not just any City but West Linn.  Students have to zone the land, place infrastructure, & provide public services.  This was my second time attending the presentations.  I was impressed with each groups thoughtfulness, diligence, and thoroughness.  Interestingly enough, not one […]

  • EVOC Training

    EVOC Training

    Recently I attended EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course) training for several public safety agencies at Portland International Raceway.   The course consisted of high-speed driving, slow vehicle precision maneuvers, high-speed avoidance course, PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuvers, and high-speed high-risk stop scenarios.  These training courses keep our officers sharp, maintain certification, and affords them the opportunity to learn […]

  • West Linn Easter Egg Hunt

    West Linn Easter Egg Hunt

    The West Linn Lions sponsored the 59th Easter Egg Hunt at West Linn High School on Saturday, March 30, 2013.  The weather was picture perfect and hundreds of children rushed the fields to gather as many easter eggs as possible.  My daughter anxiously waits all year-long for just this day.  Inside her eggs she found many […]

  • Small Business Outreach – Dahlgren

    Small Business Outreach – Dahlgren

    This week I had a great discussion with a small home based business Dahlgren.  The coffee was great and the discussion centered on making West Linn more business friendly.  Did you know West Linn has one of the highest home based business per capita in the State? Who is Dahlgren? Performance sock sales and design […]

  • Centennial Quilt

    Centennial Quilt

    On January 17, West Linn held an old-fashioned quilting bee.  The quilting bee pieced together West Linn’s 100 year history in the form of a 88″ x 88″ quilt.  Local business, residents, and community leaders decorated and donated the squares.  My family and I dropped by the quilting bee to lend a helping hand.  Truth […]

  • New West Linn Police Reserves and Sergeant

    New West Linn Police Reserves and Sergeant

    On February 12th, three new reserve officers joined our West Linn Police Department.  I would like to thank each of them volunteering their time to help patrol our streets and I wish them the best of luck as they move forward in their careers. The day was also marked by promotion of Mike Stradley to Sergeant.  Sgt. […]

  • Parks & Recreation Volunteer Appreciation Event

    Parks & Recreation Volunteer Appreciation Event

    We had a great event supporting and thanking all the many volunteers who donated their time making West Linn parks great.  The event was held at the historic McLean House.  So many times as I visit our parks with my family, I ask the others what part of West linn they live in.  Surprisingly, the majority […]

  • Run/Walk for the White Oak Savanna

    Run/Walk for the White Oak Savanna

    The 2nd Annual Run/Walk for the White Oak Savanna will be held on Sunday April 14th at the Rosemont Ridge Middle School track. The address is 20001 Salamo Rd. in West Linn. The 5 k Run will start at 9 am. The 1 mi. walk will start at about 10 am. There will be great […]

  • Reading at Willamette Primary School

    Reading at Willamette Primary School

    Today I had the great pleasure of reading to Ms. Rhoades 5th grade class at Willamette Primary School.  The children were learning about the American Revolution this past week.  After my reading, I had time for some Q&A with the students.  I wanted to know what priorities they have for West Linn.  They shared some great information […]