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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.
  • Councilor Jennifer Niegel began her term on the City Council in February 2011.


    She grew up in Sublimity and attended the University of Oregon for college and law school. She then moved back to Stayton in 1999 to practice law with her dad, Jim Tiger. She has a general civil practice focused on estate planning and probate, small business and real estate matters. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering as a judge for the Santiam Youth Peer Court, serving on the board of Friends of the Family and being an active member of the Stayton Area Rotary. She is married and has two children.


    Contact Councilor Niegel

  • 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 2015-2016, as approved on May 18, 2015.


Goal 1 - Continuously Upgrade Public Infrastructure

  • Continue street priority and improvement program
    • Pursue opportunities to address partially improved/unimproved/gravel roads
    • Work to improve and expand City sidewalks and ADA accessibility
  • Work toward signalization of Golf Club Road / Wilco Road / Shaff Road
  • Begin process of updating Master Plans
    • Stormwater
    • Transportation
    • Parks
  • Continue improvements / updates to water and wastewater system
  • Address stormwater improvements and the memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Santiam Water Control District
  • Aggressively seek grants and opportunities to leverage money for infrastructure improvements
  • 5 Year Capital Improvement Plans


Goal 2 - Enhance Quality of Life

  • Parks and Walking Trails
    • Improve current parks
    • Identify new parks and look to acquire future park land
    • Improve and expand trails and trail system
  • Aggressively seek grants and opportunities to leverage money for infrastructure improvements
  • Work to improve public safety and public safety programs
  • Work to maintain and improve community Library and Pool
  • Code Enforcement
  • Expand traffic safety programs
  • Improvement plan for the Community Center
  • Develop Public Art plan and programs
  • Update City of Stayton Emergency Plan
    • Expand Everbridge
    • Expand CERT
    • Update COOP
  • Economic Development Plan
    • Review and consider Urban Renewal District(s)
    • Review and consider Mainstreet USA
    • Review and consider Downtown Revitalization
    • Seek opportunities for industrial growth


Goal 3 - Improve Transparency and Outreach

  • New web design for City web page
    • Add, clarify, improve materials, documents and forms
  • Continuation of City survey
  • Utilize and enhance social media
  • Maintain and build relationships with local media


Goal 4 - Continue to Promote Efficient City

  • Focus on improving and maintaining relationships with valuable partnerships and stakeholders
    • SEDCOR, OBDD, Energy Trust, USDA, Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Legislature, Citizen Engagement Groups, Organizations promoting City services
    • Schools and school districts that serve Stayton
    • Sublimity, Aumsville, Marion and Linn County
  • Look to improve, streamline, and update ordinances and policies

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