Happy Valley City Manager Jason Tuck gets statewide award
The League of Oregon Cities' prestigious Herman Kehrli Award was presented Sept. 29 to Happy Valley City Manager Jason Tuck during the League's 92nd annual conference in Portland. The award is given to a city employee who has made exceptional contributions to city government in Oregon, producing lasting benefits for their community.
Tuck has served as city manager in Happy Valley for eight years, and during that time, the city's population has increased significantly. By fostering positive partnerships with other government agencies and community organizations, Tuck has sought to expand the city's ability to provide additional services.
Some of his notable accomplishments as city manager:
? Transitioning a Clackamas County library to the city, nearly doubling the total number of city staff
? Serving as the project manager and contributing to the design of Happy Valley City Hall, including repayment of $5 million in bond debt 10 years early, saving the city nearly $900,000
? Helping the city establish a rotating sculpture garden and permanent public art committee
? Creating a thriving youth council program, which serves as a model for other cities throughout the nation
? Playing a key role in preserving and opening the Scouters Mountain Nature Park through partnerships with Metro and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District.
From 1933 to 1966, Herman Kehrli served as executive secretary of the League of Oregon Cities and director of the University of Oregon's former Bureau of Governmental Research and Service.