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Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway is named treasurer of the organization and Hillsboro City Councilor Beach Pace joins board as well

MaysSherwood Mayor Keith Mays was recently named president of the League of Oregon Cities for 2021, elected virtually during the organization's annual business meeting on Oct. 15.

Founded in 1925, the league represents incorporated cities throughout the state, providing a variety of services and assistance.

"I am honored to have been elected to help represent and advocate for the LOC members, the 241 cities in Oregon," said Mays. "We have great diversity among our member cities, along with wide range of successes and challenges, and it is important for the LOC to bring everyone together to share information, to learn from each other and use the strength of 241 cities working together to advocate for their communities in Salem and Washington, D.C., each year."

Mays, who is the first elected official from Sherwood to serve as president of the League of Oregon Cities, said he's been involved with the organization in one form or another since 2001. He served as league treasurer in 2019, which put him in line to become vice president in 2020.

"In normal years, the LOC president regular travels around Oregon to meet with members and travel to Salem and (Washington, D.C.) to lobby on behalf of LOC member cities," said Mays. "In 2020, travel was replaced with Zoom conference calls, and I expect that to continue for at least part of 2021."

At the same Oct. 15 meeting, Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway was named treasurer for the league, and Beach Pace, a member of the Hillsboro City Council, was named to its board for 2021.

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