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New city leaders sworn in during distanced ceremony, officially take seats on January 12

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Troutdale Mayor Randy Lauer conducted his first meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12. The newly elected leaders in Troutdale were sworn in during a series of ceremonies Tuesday evening, Jan. 12, in advance of the first council meeting of the new year for the team.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Councilor Glenn White was sworn-in for the fourth time using his family bible. Mayor Randy Lauer and Councilors Alison Caswell, Glenn White and Sandy Glantz all took their oaths of office after leading successful election campaigns last fall.

"We have a lot of important work to do, and I am excited to undertake this work alongside the rest of council," Lauer said.

Lauer spoke about the importance of continuing to operate under the trend of the past few years, with collaboration and respect being key to Troutdale City Council getting work done. He also highlighted the coming year as a chance to continue COVID-19 recovery.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Councilor Alison Caswell is a new face on Troutdale City Council after winning a bid for Position 2. "It feels like a crux in the road with lots of opportunities for people to unite," Caswell said. "It's a privilege to be here a part of it."

The new faces on council are Caswell in Position 2 and Glantz in Position 6. White returns to the group after winning his fourth bid for reelection, serving in Position 4.

"Thank you for the continued support," White said. "I'll do my best and won't let you down."

To protect everyone involved, and allow friends and family to safely celebrate the new councilors, the swearing-in ceremonies were staggered to keep the room from being too full at any one point. Councilor Glantz was sworn-in virtually.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Councilor Sandy Glantz did her swearing-in ceremony virtually. "Thank you to the community for electing me to the city council," Glantz said. "I'm looking forward to working for all Troutdale citizens."


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