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NCPRD director, former Oregon City parks director to assume the role indefinitely

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Scott Archer is pictured with his wife, Tami, in Canby's Wait Park on Aug. 17.

The city of Canby has a new leader. Scott Archer has been selected as the city administrator.

The last city administrator, Scott McClure, was fired in February after just four months on the job. Assistant City Administrator Amanda Zeiber filled in as interim administrator for several months before her departure from the city in September. At that time, City Attorney Joseph Lindsay took over until the hiring process could come to completion.

Now, after a months-long process, Archer, of Oregon City, will take over the position permanently.

He was one of three finalists for the job along with Randy Robertson of Aberdeen, Maryland and Brian Bosshardt of Bedford, Texas. The three went through lengthy interviews, toured the community and participated in a meet-and-greet at Wait Park on Aug. 17.

Then Mayor Brian Hodson announced on Wednesday, Oct. 7 that Archer had emerged as Canby's selection.

"We are very excited to have him joining us and taking the lead," Hodson said. "Scott's experiences and connections at Clackamas County will be invaluable as we dive deeper into planning for Canby's future."

Archer currently is the North Clackamas Parks & Recreation District director.

He has past experience as the city of Oregon City community services director (2004-2016), the Medford parks and recreation director (2003-2004), and the Ellensburg, Washington parks and recreation director (1999-2003).

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health and human performance/sports science/management from Portland State University.

Archer will assume his new role with the city Nov. 9.

Kristen Wohlers
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