Mayor Denyse McGriff

Term: January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2026
Home: 503-656-3912

Current City Activities

  • Urban Renewal Commission
  • Urban Renewal Budget Committee
  • City Budget Committee
  • Enhancement Grant Program Committee
  • Downtown Oregon City Association Board Member
  • OC 2040 Project Advisory Team
  • Oregon City/West Linn Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Concept Plan Project Advisory Committee (PAC) lead by ODOT
  • Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area (Previously Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition)
  • Alternate to Metro Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)

Community Leadership Activities

  • Planning Commission (8 years)
  • McLoughlin Neighborhood Association
  • McLoughlin Memorial Association
  • Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation, Board of Advisors (Oregon Representative)
  • Clackamas County Heritage Council
  • American Association University Women (Bend Chapter)
  • 1,000 Friends of Oregon, Restore Oregon, and Bosco-Miligan Foundation


  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Science in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics & Government
  • Oregon Project Management Certificate Program (OPMA) - State of Oregon

Work History

  • Currently Retired
  • Principal Planner in Oregon City from 1988-1996
  • 32 years of planning and local government experience in Oregon
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