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West Linn Old Time Fair 2012

The morning started out cloudy and chilly.  Before the parade started, the clouds started to part and the sun came out.  It was great to meet all the supporters along the parade route and hand out candy to the kids.  My wife and daughter had a great time riding on the...

Mountain Toppers Yogurt

Mountain Toppers Yogurt was the second recipient of the West Linn cash mob.  It was a very timely treat on a hot July day.  This is a small business owned by the Stewarts and we are very happy they have joined our community!  If you would like to visit them, they are...

West Linn Cash Mob – July 14, 2012

It's time for our second cash mob event!  In case you missed the first one, it was a great success! Our second cash mob event will target a small business in the Cascade Summit Shopping Center.  Take a few minutes out of your Saturday and give a struggling business a...

4th of July Concert & Fireworks

Hundreds of West Linn families came down to Willamette Park to lay on a blanket, enjoy some tunes, and watch a great firework display.  I had the pleasure to talk with the crowd and highlight the issues important to West Linn in the upcoming election.  Afterwards, I...

Kickstarter Scam Alert

Kickstarter has been a great funding source for many projects, but beware of a new scam that is out there.  Thanks to The Onion for its hard hitting reporting.    

West Linn Leadership Academy

After many months, I am pleased to report that a cohort of West Linn Citizens (including myself) graduated from the first West Linn Leadership Academy.  We discussed the structure of West Linn, challenges, and opportunities.  It was a great to meet other concerned...

Drumming up Business

Big thank you to everyone who made the cash mob a success!  We were able to make a real economic difference for a local business.  The first recipient of the inaugural West Linn cash mob was Healthy Pet.  This local and family owned business recently relocated from...

Op-Ed Cash Mob

Published in the West Linn Tidings We have all felt the impacts of the recent downturn in the economy and you might even know someone who is struggling to survive – the number of job losses, underwater mortgages, stricter budgets, higher gas prices, etc. The Recession...