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Mayor Cathy Clark


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Cathy Clark and her husband Kevin have made Keizer, Oregon, their home for over twenty years. Kevin and Cathy chose the city of Keizer because of the community atmosphere, strong volunteer ethic, and family oriented activities. Over the years, they and their family have been involved in serving the community through their church and other civic organizations.


Cathy is originally from Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Palos Verdes High School, and attended college at University of California at Davis. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a double major of Biology and Wildlife Biology. At Kansas State University, she earned a Master of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, she and her dog, Heidi, moved to Corvallis for a job at Oregon State University. For 20 years, she was a home educator and now runs her own business as a math and science tutor.


Kevin is a career firefighter/paramedic. He is currently the Deputy Chief of West Valley Fire District. He also runs his own business, Pacific Training Services, LLC, for fire service training. Previously he was a Battalion Chief at Marion County Fire District #1, where he worked for over 30 years. Two of their children are working as professionals in their fields and two are college students.


Cathy has been an active volunteer in the community, starting when the children were young with teaching Sunday school and serving on the Keizer Indoor Park board. She became involved in city government in the late 1990’s through the Back Yard Burn Committee and Community Policing. In 2002, she was appointed to the Budget Committee. In 2006, she was elected to City Council Position #4. Through her work on the Council, she strives to reflect our community values of strong connections with each other and working together to create a quality standard of living for all members of our community. In 2015 Ms. Clark was elected to the position of Keizer Mayor.


Current Committee Assignments

KFEST – 2012 to present

Personnel Policy Committee – 2013

Keizer Chamber of Commerce council liaison- 2013

MWACT (Mid Willamette Valley Area Commission on Transportation) since 2007;

Vice-Chair 2008 to present

Mid Willamette Valley Community Development Partnership Board, transportation representative: 2012 to present

SKATS (Salem Keizer Area Transportation Study), since 2007; vice chair 2008 -2011; chair 2012 to present

OMPOC (Oregon Municipal Planning Organization Consortium) SKATS representative, 2008 to present, vice chair 2012.

Salem River Crossing - Oversight Team, 2007 to present

Chemawa Interchange Area Management Plan stakeholders committee - 2008 to present

Financial Audit Committee - 2009 to present

Economic Opportunities Analysis Task Force 2010 to present

Budget – since 2002; vice-chair 2006, 2007; chair 2008

League of Oregon Cities, Transportation Policy Committee 2010, 2012

League of Oregon Cities, Community Development Policy Committee 2010, 2012


Work Experience:

Math & Science Tutor: 2000 – present

Legislative Committee Assistant, Oregon State Legislature: 2013

Customer service: pool & spa company 2006 – 2007

Home school educator: 1991 – 2011

Oregon State University, Research Assistant: School of Veterinary Medicine 1981 – 1985, Zoology Department 1986.

Kansas State University, Division of Biological Sciences, Research Assistant: 1980 – 1981.


Prior Government Experience and Council Assignments:

Volunteer Coordinating Committee 2003 – 2006, Financial Audit Committee 2005 – 2006, Keizer 23 TV Task Force 2006 – 2007; EVAK (Emergency Volunteers Assisting Keizer) 2008 - 2010; Iris Festival Council city liaison - 2008 & 2009; Transportation System Plan Task Force, vice-chair, 2007 – 2009, Events and Festivals Task Force, chair, 2010-2011, Amphitheater Task Force, chair – 2009 to 2010, Summer Concert Series Task Force – 2010 to 2012; Keizer 23 TV Advisory Committee - 2009 -2012; Council President 2011-2012


Community Experience:

League of Women Voters Board 1992 – 1996, President 1995 – 1996

Kids Voting Oregon 1996 – 2000

Home School information contact 1997 – 2006

Keizer Soccer Club treasurer 1998 – 1999

CCTV Board of Directors 1999 – 2006

Palma Ciea Swim Club treasurer 2002 – 2006

Iris Festival 2005 – 2007

Making Keizer Better Foundation 2009 – present

Friends of the Keizer Community Library 2009 to present

Worship team, Countryside Community Church 2009 to 2012