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Mitchell will serve her second term as council president under the new city charter.

Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell will once again serve as Beaverton's City Council president.

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, council members unanimously elected Mitchell as president at their first regular meeting of the year.

As council president, Mitchell is responsible for presiding over meetings in the absence of the mayor and acting as mayor when Mayor Lacey Beaty is unable or unavailable to perform duties, according to the city charter.

This is Mitchell's second term as council president. She was nominated by City Councilor Mark Fagin to reprise the role.

Fagin said in the meeting that he nominated Mitchell due to a longstanding tradition of council presidents serving two terms.

"I'm excited to serve our team and get us through the newness of this team," Mitchell said, after being chosen for the position again. "It's a real honor to be able to serve in this capacity, so thank you very much."

Mitchell was elected to the Beaverton City Council in the November 2018 general election and began her first four-year term in January 2019. She previously served on the city's budget committee and social services funding committee.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained a typographical error in the headline. The Beaverton City Council president's name is Laura Mitchell. The headline has been corrected.


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