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Gerberg leaves Council to work for city's community services, spend more time for herself

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - City Councilor Olga Gerberg recently accepted a paid position with the city and resigned her no. 6 seat. The Sandy City Council is searching for a new councilor as Councilor Olga Gerberg recently accepted a paid position with the city and resigned her Position 6 seat.

"Olga took a job at the community center," City Manager Kim Yamashita explained. "She can't be an employee and council member at the same time, so she resigned."

Gerberg cited taking time for herself as another reason for withdrawing from the position.

"I need to withdraw from a lot of things and just spend time on myself," she noted. "I've been giving too much for a lot of years and I'm just tired."

Gerberg has served on the council for almost 10 years or most of three terms.

She added that she is excited to be more involved with the Sandy Senior Center. Her position is only eight hours a week, but she's looking forward to working with senior citizens and has already planning to take a big group of people with her to help cleanup on Earth Day on April 21.

"I've always wanted to work in Sandy," she said. "And now I'm just working with senior citizens, and I love that. I still will be involved in (the city) in different ways. I think it's time for people to bring fresh ideas and get involved and see how (the system) works."

The council is accepting applications for the position. Prospective candidates must be a registered voter of the city of Sandy and have resided continuously in the city for at least 12 months.

The position is nonpartisan and voluntary, with no salary involved.

Applications are available online at www.ci.sandy.or.us/city-council-vacancy-application-form. The deadline to submit materials is 5 p.m. Monday, May 7.

Questions should be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The term ends for the council seat on Dec. 31, 2020.

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