Inspector/project coordinator Mike
Mayes Engineering for 2 years
Alaska; City Administrator/Department head Newport Oregonfor 8 years;
President and CEO of Mining and Engineering Company 18 years Arizona;
Project Engineer Mountain States Mineral Enterprises 5 years Arizona.
Graduated Flowing Wells High School, Tucson Arizona;
Completed a five year apprenticeship with Stanley Tools Fortune 500 company, (Pecosteel Precast Division 1972-1977), Tucson Arizona.
Prior Governmental Experience:
Nye Beach overlay Committee;
Chairman Airport Committee; Governors Task Force on Air Services;
Astoria Newport Air Service Consortium;
OAMA Past president
Newport is a unique Coastal city, pleasing to all the senses. I am proud to have resided here for the past twenty years. I appreciate our continually evolving government, effective strong citizen participation and most importantly our City employees. I am in solid support of the protection and enhancement of our natural local environment while managing strong economic development of our area. As a City Councilor, I would continue to focus on the preservation of our area’s natural resources and work to find solutions
to challenges presented by growth. As our city grows, our top priority must remain quality of life for all. We can achieve that goal through environmental protection, quality education for our youth, respecting diversity, and supporting our local economy.
As a former employee of the City of Newport I brought to the General Fund more Federal and State Grants than any other administrator before or since. I believe more revenue ideas and less taxes is what grows a small community. I am aware of the challenges facing all coastal entrepreneurs. Together we must continue to develop and strengthen our economic base. Revenue generating ideas, aggressive pursuit of Grant resources, collectively supporting our local business and recruiting other businesses is our catalyst to economic development.
I hope you will allow me to serve on your council. I will work hard and passionately to make Newport the quality place where we live.