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Lake Oswego, West Linn, Beaverton mayors will discuss challenges and opportunities ahead

PMG FILE PHOTO - Lake Oswego Mayor Joe Buck is one of the three newly elected local mayors that will participate in the upcoming Willamette Women Democrats virtual program.With three new local mayors in neighboring cities, community members will soon have the opportunity to hear from elected officials on important issues facing the communities of Lake Oswego, West Linn and Beaverton.

The Willamette Women Democrats — a nonprofit organization aiming to empower women to be politically active and support the Democratic Party — is organizing a virtual program via Zoom at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10, featuring Lake Oswego Mayor Joe Buck, West Linn Mayor Jules Walters and Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty.

"All three mayors face important issues that need addressing as well as have new ideas that call for community discussion and consensus," read a press release sent by the WWD. "While all are neighboring mayors, each inherits their own city's set of advantages, cultural perspectives and continuing issues, large and small, to resolve."PMG FILE PHOTO - Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty will speak during the Willamette Women Democrats virtual program.

Beaty is the youngest elected official in Beaverton and the first woman mayor for the city. Prior to being elected mayor, Beaty served on the Beaverton City Council and in the United States Army as a radiology specialist and combat medic for five years.

Buck previously served on the Lake Oswego City Council and owns a handful of Lake Oswego restaurants: Gubanc's Restaurant, Babica Hen Cafe, Lola's Cafe Bar and Twin Fir Kitchen. He's also been heavily involved with various community organizations, including the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Grove Business Association and parks planning.

Walters also had experience serving on the City Council prior to being elected mayor. She has served on the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation as well.

People can register for the free, virtual event on the WWD's website.

COURTESY PHOTO - West Linn Mayor Jules Walters will speak during the Willamette Women Democrats virtual program.


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