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After a death in the family, the council president will continue to live in town and serve on the council.

Lake Oswego City Council President Daniel Nguyen will no longer be resigning from his post, as he and his family have opted to continue living in Lake Oswego.

Nguyen announced his intentions Friday, Sept. 10, in a news release, which clarified that his plans to move outside of Lake Oswego changed after the recent death of his father. Nguyen

Nguyen originally shared his intent to resign in early August, and the city opened applications for his possible replacement. That process has been discontinued as of Friday.

"When I made the decision to relocate my family last month, I had a dream of living in a multi-generational household alongside my parents. It was a vision for our future that I always dreamt of and have been working toward for years. Since the passing of my father, I have reevaluated what is best for our family at this time, and we will not be moving," Nguyen said in the release. "It is important to me to continue to serve Lake Oswego and carry on my father's legacy of service to our community."

In the statement, Mayor Joe Buck thanked those who applied for Nguyen's position.

"Subjecting oneself to a City Council appointment process is daunting to say the least, therefore, each one of these applicants is clearly dedicated to the city and passionate about public service," Buck said. "The outpouring of interest demonstrates the strong commitment our residents have to enhancing Lake Oswego.

"Councilor Nguyen's commitment to his community is outpaced only by his dedication to his family. Please join me in keeping him, his wife and daughters in our prayers and thoughts during this time of family loss."

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