Take Care of Oregon Day, which coincided with Oregon City’s Earth Day annual clean-up, brought over 140 people of all ages together for a common goal: to contribute sweat equity toward keeping Oregon City clean, beautiful and safe. Our prominent public spaces are now litter-free, weedfree, and hosting many freshly planted native species. Thank you!
The biggest city event of 2009 is the opening of your new city hall! Long anticipated, the move to 625 Center Street achieves multiple community goals. For starters, we preserved and recycled an old building, the former McLean Medical Clinic. The site is centrally located and will serve as another catalyst to Downtown and 7th Street revitalization.
In 2009, Oregon will celebrate 150 years of statehood. The sesquicentennial will be a unique opportunity to honor our past…look forward and share with each other our hopes and dreams for Oregon’s future.
It is hard for me to believe that this is the fourth quarterly article that I am writing for the Trail News. It means that I am nearing the end of my first year of service as Mayor of this fabulous city. it is also hard for me believe that i am returning to a topic that i discussed in my second article, and by the time you read this article, you will know more about this topic than I now know.
This is my 7th State of the City address. Each has required its own unique personality to capture the changes, issues and character of The City within the community. This year’s theme should be obvious.