Yachats Mayor Elected Vice President of the League of Oregon Cities
Last Saturday at the annual League of Oregon Cities (LOC) Conference, Yachats Mayor Ron Brean was unanimously elected the organization’s Vice President. He will serve in that capacity during the coming calendar year and will assume the seat of President in 2014. Founded in 1925, the LOC’s mission is to be “…the effective and collective voice of Oregon’s cities, and their authoritative and best source of information and training.” The League is a voluntary association representing Oregon’s 242 incorporated cities. LOC works with its member cities to help local government better serve the citizens of Oregon.
Last year Mayor Brean was elected by mayors, city councilors and city managers from all across Oregon to serve as Treasurer, putting him in the succession line to serve as Vice President, President, and finally as Immediate Past President on the League’s executive board.
“It is quite an honor to be chosen by your colleagues to provide leadership to an organization as important as the League”, said Mayor Brean of his election. “It’s even a greater privilege to bring a Yachats perspective to discussions of issues on a statewide basis, with the Governor and his staff, and to other elected officials”, he said.
Those serving on the Executive Board must be current elected officials. Brean is currently running for re-election in Yachats and is hopeful that he will be returned to office in order to also serve his term with the LOC. “We’re moving in a very positive direction”, he said, “both in Yachats and at the League. I’m anxious to continue representing Yachats locally and at a statewide level in order to keep moving forward in a manner that protects and improves our way of life”.