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Tigard Mayor John Cook was given the Oregon Mayors Association's Leadership Award on July 28 in Florence.

COURTESY OF JOHN COOK - Forest Grove Mayor Peter Truax, right, presents Tigard Mayor John Cook with the Oregon Mayors Association Leadership Award during the organizations annual conference last month in Florence. Tigard Mayor John Cook was recently awarded the 2018 Leadership Award by the Oregon Mayors Association. Cook, who also is this year's president of the association, received the award on July 28 during the annual Oregon Mayors Association Conference held in Florence.

Cook was nominated by Janet LeBar, president and CEO of Greater Portland Inc.

"In short, John is a standout leader at all levels: national, state, regional and local; and I attribute this to the fact that he is involved, knowledgeable and respected," LeBar wrote in her nomination letter. "He's champion for economic development that encourages new business, grows and attracts talent, and links employment corridors to transportation and surrounding neighborhoods."

LaBar also included a full page of Cook's accomplishments.

Greater Portland Inc. is an organization that provides support and services to companies seeking to relocate or expand in the greater-Portland area.

Cook received the award from Forest Grove Mayor Peter Truax.

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