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Stayton, OR 97383
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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.

  • Mayor Henry Porter began his current term as Mayor in January 2015. Prior to that, he served as a councilor from January 2011 to December 2014; and as Mayor in 2000. Mayor Porter has worked in the community as a teacher and also previously owned and operated Hank Porter's Gun Shop in downtown Stayton.

    Contact Mayor Porter

  • Councilor Priscilla Glidewell began her term on the City Council in January 2015.

    Priscilla Gaylene Glidewell, was the Director of Services for one of the largest faith based Social Service Agencies in the State of Oregon for over 10 years. She is currently the State Coordinator for the Safe Families for Children Program and sees herself as an “Agent for Social Change” which she believes must start in each of our communities.

    She is a local business owner, member of the Stayton Area Rotary, a facilitator for the Ford Foundations Stayton/Sublimity Leadership Cohort, Leadership Team for Catholic Community Services and served on the North Santiam School Boards Bond Committee. Ms. Glidewell has served on and chaired numerous boards and was one of the first Chairpersons for the Homeless Action Coalition in 1986, where she went on to represent Oregon's Homeless population in Washington D.C. She has written, developed and administered several programs for at risk populations and has spoken on a national level on Welfare-to Work programs.

    Contact Councilor Glidewell
  • Councilor Mark Kronquist began his term on the Stayton City Council in 2017. A fourth generation Oregonian, Mark has resided in Stayton, Oregon since 2013.


    Mark is Vice President of Wovlerton Mountain Gun Club and a member of the Portland Advertising Federation. Mark has two children, a daughter attending the University of Oregon and a son who is a Linux Programmer in Boston. “Living in the “Castle,” the Lau House, he is honored to be a part of the history of Stayton and to do what he can to both celebrate our heritage and to make Stayton an even better place to work, to live, to play and to raise a family. Councilor Kronquist has watched many other communities reinvigorate their downtowns and is excited to do what he can to help us revitalize Third Street and to fill our industrial areas with companies providing family wage jobs.


    Contact Councilor Kronquist

  • 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.


    Contact Councilor Molin

  • Councilor Brian Quigley began his current term on the City Council in January 2011.


    Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Councilor Quigley has served on the Parks and Recreation Board, the Charter Review Committee, and the Planning Commission. He has lived in Stayton since 2003 with his wife Tina and their two sons. He enjoys spending free time outdoors and with his family.


    Contact Councilor Quigley

  • Councilor Joe Usselman began his term on the City Council in January 2015.


    Contact Councilor Usselman

City Council Goals

Every two years the newly elected City Council meets in a workshop session and determines their goals for the upcoming term. Below are the City Council goals for 2017-2018, as approved on May 15, 2017.


Goal 1 - Address Street Maintenance

  • Update Transportation Master Plan
  • Explore and discuss additional funding/solutions
    • Review Street Maintenance Fee Schedule
    • Seek other funding/partnerships/leverage
  • Review Street Standards


Goal 2 - Economic Development

  • Update and expand Economic Development Plan
  • Review Stayton Municipal Code related to economic development
  • City Council support of groups working toward the revitalization of Old Town Stayton


Goal 3 - Neighborhood Preservation

  • Identify and Create Housing Strategy
    • New Housing
    • Legacy
  • Explore Rental Licensing for rental homes
  • Expand Code Enforcement
  • Complete a Comprehensive Housing Inventory

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