OREGON CITY, Ore. – The Mayor of Oregon City is resigning April 22nd.
Mayor Rachel Lyles Smith says she is moving out of Oregon to be closer to her family.
She was elected last April in a special election to replace the recalled former Mayor Dan Holladay.
Before that, she was a City Commissioner.
“Rachel restored dignity and respect to the mayor’s office and has provided steady leadership amid an otherwise tumultuous period for our city. In doing so, she has set a high bar for whoever takes her place. Working with her has been a privilege, and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors. We are a better city because of Mayor Lyles Smith’s leadership,” said Oregon City Commissioner Adam Marl.
The city will hold a special election in August to fill her position.
In the meantime, Commission President Denyse McGriff will step into the roll.