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Lorraine Clarno told chamber members and supporters her last day will be Oct. 2.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Lorraine ClarnoThe longtime head of the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce is resigning to take a job out-of-state, she announced Friday, Aug. 28.

Lorraine Clarno told chamber members and supporters in an email Friday afternoon that she will be moving to Montana for a job with the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce.

"Beaverton will always hold a piece of my heart," Clarno wrote. "You know me — a champion of change and I believe that change always results in good outcomes eventually."

Clarno has been president and chief executive officer of the Beaverton Chamber since 2000.

Her mother-in-law, Bev Clarno, was appointed as Oregon secretary of state last year by Gov. Kate Brown.

Lorraine Clarno said her last day with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce will be Oct. 2.

The chamber has not yet identified a successor. Clarno said she will work with the chamber's executive committee on a transition plan.

"I know the right people are in the right seats around our board room table to ensure continued success for the Beaverton business community," Clarno added.

Editor's note: The Times is an active member of the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce. Editor-in-Chief Mark Miller's mother, Rene Miller, is a former employee of the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce.

By Mark Miller
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