Stayton City Council
The Stayton City Council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Stayton Community Center. The Council is made up of a Mayor who serves a two year term and five councilors who serve terms that are either two or four years in length.
The Stayton City Council adopted rules on May 20, 2019 via Resolution No. 987. You can download a copy of the rules below.
Mayor Henry Porter has served as Stayton's Mayor since 2015, with his most recent term beginning in January 2019. Prior to that, he served has served as a councilor and as Mayor. Mayor Porter has worked in the community as a teacher and also previously owned and operated Hank Porter's Gun Shop in downtown Stayton.
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Councilor Paige Hook began her term on the City Council in January 2019.
“I was born and raised in the Willamette Valley. Both of my parents were firefighters – my mother was also a nurse. My grandfather was a union worker in our local cannery, and my great grandfather worked on a farm just outside of Stayton. I earned my Associate of Arts Transfer degree from our local community college in Salem, and transferred to Western Oregon University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Social Science with a concentration in criminal justice emphasizing in crime analysis, and a minor in psychology. I have spent my career dedicated to serving others in our beautiful state over the last 15 years.
I’m a working mother, paying off student loans from college and raising three young children, dedicated to give back to our community. We all have a vested interest in the growth, development and safety of our city, including the continuation of making Stayton a great place to live, work, learn, and play. I want to shape this city with you. Let’s co-create a Stayton for all of us where our kids grow up to know and see a town that cares about them and their future. I want to hear your voice — especially if you are wondering if your voice matters — because it does matter. I will represent all people and all families. I’m your voice on the Stayton City Council. “
Councilor McDonald was appointed at the December 2, 2019 City Council meeting. He will be sworn in on January 7, 2020.
Raised on a Christmas tree farm in Silverton, Oregon, Ben has lived his entire life in the state, ranging from Eugene to Klamath Falls and back again. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in IT from the Oregon Institute of Technology, he's lived and worked in or near Stayton since 2011. He currently serves as the Plant Technology Manager for Jeld-Wen, Inc. at the manufacturing facility in Stayton.
Married since 2010 with two children, Ben spends his time shuttling his boys to school and sports and enjoys working on DIY home improvement projects. Ben is looking forward to his first public service experience and working with the council to improve the lives of all our residents.
Contact Councilor McDonald
Councilor Molin was selected as a council member and sworn in on January 16, 2018.
He spent 22 years with the Department of Defense and the last six years working for Oregon state government. He moved to Stayton in 2013 with his wife and kids and enjoys traveling and sightseeing.
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Councilor Jordan Ohrt began her term on the City Council in January 2019.
Coming from a Navy family, Jordan spent most of her childhood overseas until her parents retired and their family settled in Oregon in 2000. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management from James Madison University, is a small business owner helping clients all over the Willamette Valley and is the current Director of Women in Networking.
Jordan, her husband and two young children moved to Stayton in 2017 and look forward to putting down roots in the community. In her free time Jordan enjoys cooking with her husband, gardening, hanging out with her children and chickens and spending time with friends and family.
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Councilor David Patty began his term on the City Council in January 2019.
Previously, David spent 10 years in the Air Force serving his country. He is currently an employee with the State of Oregon as an Analyst. He has served as a Local Labor Union President, Stayton Budget Committee member, and in various community service capacities.
Since 2001, David has lived in Stayton with the exception of his Active Duty time in the military. He enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their children. His hobbies include running, kayaking, and attending community events. His goal is to continue improving Stayton to make it a better place to live.
Contact Councilor Patty
City Council Goals
Biannually, the City Council holds a goal setting work session to determine and update their goals. The most recent goal setting retreat was held on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Facilitator Sara Singer Wilson of SSW Consulting led the goal setting session. The Council adopted their goals at their April 1, 2019 meeting.
City of Stayton
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Stayton, OR 97383
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