The contract, which awaits final approval, would be retroactive to January

A draft contract has West Linn City Manager Chris Jordan continuing with the city on a new three-year agreement.

The contract, which awaits formal City Council approval, would be effective retroactively to Jan. 1, 2014, and runs through Dec. 31, 2016. Under the new deal, Jordan would be paid an annual salary of $147,000, up approximately 5 percent from his previous salary of $139,344.


The City Council was originally scheduled to discuss the contract during its meeting Monday, but postponed the talks to a later date. According to City Councilor Thomas Frank, Jordan had some questions about the contract but was out of town during the meeting.

The City Council’s next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 8.

Reached via email, Jordan said he did not wish to comment on the contract at this time.

Jordan came on as West Linn’s city manager in 2005. His contract was amended and extended in 2008, running through Dec. 31, 2013.

In February, Jordan was selected as a finalist to become the new Lane County administrator, but that position ultimately went to Steve Mokrohisky.

Prior to working in West Linn, Jordan served for 10 years as assistant city manager in Lake Oswego. A graduate of Cornell University, Jordan also worked for nine years with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget in Washington D.C.

Under West Linn’s “council-manager” form of government, the city manager is hired by and serves under the mayor and city council. The city manager is responsible for preparing a budget, hiring and supervising a staff and carrying out council policies.

To view the draft version of the contract, visit

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