Happy Valley mayor attends meeting with Trump
Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer visited the White House on Jan. 24 for the "Mayor's Day at the White House" with President Trump.
Chavez-DeRemer is visiting Washington, D.C., from Jan. 24-26 for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. During her visit, she was among 75 mayors invited by the White House to start a working relationship with Trump regarding infrastructure reform. Trump addressed the mayors on "long overdue" infrastructure.
"Afterwards, I met with very receptive agency departments spearheading this administration's plan. I shared that local elected officials like me need to be at the table," Chavez-DeRemer said. "I shared priorities to bring a plan that will benefit Happy Valley, particularly the expansion of I-205 and the Sunrise Corridor. I look forward to working with the federal government to understand how we can bring infrastructure dollars back to Oregon."
Chavez-DeRemer tackles infrastructure issues daily as Happy Valley has seen a 313 percent population growth over the past 16 years.
The Happy Valley mayor serves as a board member on the Institute of Metropolitan Studies through Portland State University. Additionally, she serves on the Oregon Department of Transportation Region 1 Area Commission on Transportation.
Chavez-DeRemer said she appreciated the opportunity to discuss policy ideas with other mayors across the country, and she hoped to bring some ideas back to Happy Valley.