West Linn City Attorney of 32 years dies of cancer
Longtime West Linn City Attorney Tim Ramis died Oct. 13 at age 71 after a battle with cancer.
Ramis began his role with the city in 1989 and continued to serve West Linn through the past three decades.
In his 46 years as a lawyer, Ramis also served the cities of Tigard, St. Helens and Dundee. He specialized in planning and land use law.
"During his long tenure he received numerous accolades, including Portland Area Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law," Mayor Jules Walters said at an Oct. 18 West Linn City Council meeting. "In his personal time, Tim was an avid tennis player and adoring father."
Over the past several months, Bill Monahan, a colleague of Ramis' from his firm Jordan Ramis PC, has filled in for him at City Council and planning commission meetings.
The firm released a statement in memory of Ramis last week, noting the indelible mark he left on the legal community during his career.
"Always the consummate gentleman, Tim was known for his calm, articulate and collaborative approach, frequently acting as the voice of reason when working through difficult challenges," the statement read.
"The City of West Linn thanks Mr. Tim Ramis for his many years of dedicated public service," Walters said. "We are saddened by his loss but driven by his memory to serve the city with pride."
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