Oregon City is changing: Many young families are flocking to our community and with them, the need for fresh perspectives and leadership that will cultivate our dreams and bring out our better selves. We have been through a lot in our community over the last year, and we need a mayor who has visionary ideas and a commitment to bettering our community.
As Oregon City's Citizen of the Year, I know the level of passion and follow through required to bring an idea into reality, especially when you aren't being paid. Being mayor is a volunteer position, and Alex Josephy has already volunteered hundreds of hours to OC community organizations.
Alex also has the energy and willingness to serve that will encourage our community to be more inclusive, forward thinking and a place to be proud of. I have spoken to him about the importance of our parks, and he has promised to ensure their upkeep and health for future generations.
Let's come together as a community to support Alex and give him the opportunity to help our community thrive. I know I am excited to vote for him on March 9 and see what a young, engaged mayor can do.
Heidi McKay is a resident of Oregon City.
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