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Click it or ticket campaign ongoing; Apply for boards, commissions; Enter LO photo contest

Click it or ticket campaign ongoing

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the Lake Oswego Police Department is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. This annual campaign is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort that runs from May 20 to June 2. Lake Oswego Police cannot overstate the importance of wearing a seat belt. By far, buckling up is the simplest thing motorists can do to limit injury or save lives during a crash. Officers see the results of not wearing a seat belt all the time. So often, those injuries or worse could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt.

According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.-5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That's why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Lake Oswego the base fine for a safety belt violation is $115.

"If the proactive enforcement alerts people to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we'll consider our mission to be a success," Simon said. Lake Oswego Police asks if you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit

Apply for boards, commissions

In April, the City moved to an annual recruitment for all boards and commissions. The application period lasts 8 weeks and citizens have the option to declare their interest in serving on more than one board or commission, increasing their chances of being selected. The hope is that with this single annual effort and a larger marketing reach, the City will create a greater awareness to attract and engage more members of the community.

To apply for a volunteer position on a City of Lake Oswego board, commission or committee, please follow this link:

The application is designed to be completed online and is submitted by clicking the submit button at the end of the form. You will receive confirmation of receipt on the webpage immediately, and staff will be in touch regarding your application after the closing date.

Please note that you may apply for more than one board or commission, but may only be appointed to serve on one at a time.

Lake Oswego is a safe, caring and respectful community — all are encouraged to apply. Applications are due Friday, May 31.

Vacancies include:

— 50+ Advisory Board: 4 spots

— Development Review Commission: 3 spots

— Planning Commission: 3 spots

— Parks, Recreation, & Natural Resources Advisory Board: 3 spots

— Transportation Advisory Board: 3 spots

— Sustainability Advisory Board: 2 spots

— Youth Advisors to Boards & Commissions: 7 spots

Interviews will take place Saturday, June 8, with official appointments made by council July 2. All terms dates will coincide with the fiscal year with a start date of July 1 and end date of June 30.

For further information on the City of Lake Oswego's boards, commissions, committees, vacancies and application process, contact Kari Linder in the City Manager's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-675-3984.

Enter LO photo contest

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the 11th annual City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest. This contest allows people the chance to see the city through your unique lens.

Send in your best photos for a chance to win! In each category, first place winners will receive a $100 gift card while second place winners will receive a $50 gift card and third place winners will receive a $25 gift card.

All winning photos will be included in a special photo exhibit at City Hall throughout the following year. In addition, all winning photos will be displayed on the City's website. The category winning photos will also be publicized with credit in the November edition of the City's newsletter (HelloLO), and featured in the City's e-newsletter (LO Down).

So, what makes a photograph a Lake Oswego winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment.

Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, September 9. Category winners will be announced in early November.

Categories are Life in Lake Oswego, Places in Lake Oswego, Plants and Wildlife in Lake Oswego, Positive Aging in Lake Oswego, Pets in Lake Oswego, Youth, and Digitally Altered Photographic Images. Vintage/historic photos (photos taken prior to 1970) can be submitted for consideration in any of the categories. These photos may be submitted as a print instead of digital or can be scanned and submitted digitally.

Submit your photos and entry form online ( or via thumbrive/CD.

For contest questions, please contact Bonnie Hirshberger Citizen Information Specialist, at 503-675-3992 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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