Marc Woodard, the longest current serving member of the Tigard City Council, plans to officially file for the seat next week.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Marc WoodardAnother member of the Tigard City Council has announced plans he will enter the mayor's race this fall.

Marc Woodard said this week that he plans on filing next week for the seat that will be vacated because Mayor John Cook has said he won't run for re-election since he will be moving outside the city.

Woodard joins Council President Jason Snider in announcing his intention to file for the seat.

Woodard, who has served on the Tigard City Council since 2011, is the longest-serving member of the current council.

"It is time for the City of Tigard to embrace leadership that values principled best-in-class business practices that include: City performance audits with publically informed oversight, with cost savings and recovery and innovative revenues generation solutions to inclusion — where an example of cost recovery could recoup significant parks maintenance costs above and beyond a paid recreation volunteer coordinator — supervising a volunteer labor force," Woodard said.

Born and raised in Tigard, Woodard has lived in the city for 59 years.

A fitness and health consultant with Mirror Athlete Corp., Woodard has previously served on numerous boards and commissions including the Tigard Parks Recreation Advisory Board, the Tigard Planning Commission and the Tigard Budget Committee, the Intergovernmental Water Board as well as other boards and commissions.

He announced his plans earlier with a Facebook site..

Woodard joins Council President Jason Snider who announced his intention to file for the mayor's seat last week. Filings for the position officially open on May 30.

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