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Mayors of Milwaukie

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The mayor shall be chairman of the council, shall preside over its deliberations, and shall have authority to preserve order, enforce the rules of the council and determine the order of business, subject to the rules of the council.  The mayor is a voting member of the council. (MMC Chapter VI § 23)

The mayor, with consent of the council, shall appoint the various committees provided for under the rules of the council... and fill all vacancies in committees of the council from that body.  The mayor shall sign all ordinances and written resolutions and orders approved by the council and shall have no veto power.  The mayor shall sign all instruments and writings authorized by this charter, the laws of the state, or the council. (MMC Chapter VII § 26)

The term of office of the mayor... shall be for four (4) years.  Every four years... a mayor shall be elected at the general election for a term of four (4) years.  No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms as mayor. (MMC Chapter III § 8)

Mayors of the Town and City of Milwaukie since Incorporation

1. William B. Shindler 1903-1909  
2. Philip Streib 1909-1913  
3. E. T. Elmer 1913-1915  
4. Guy C. Pelton 1915-1917  
5. John W. M. Snyder 1917-1923  
6. Alfred E. Cowell 1923-1927  
7. Julius J. Miller 1927-1935  
8. John M. Mason 1935 Resigned
9. Willard Sanders 1935-1937  
10.

Earl S. Burdick

1937-1940 Resigned
11. Fred O. Roberts 1941-1945  
12. Fred J. Sperr 1945-1952  
13. Leonard B. Mullan 1952-1959 Resigned
14. Earl M. Clay 1959-1963  
15. Joseph M. "Joe" Bernard, Jr. 1963-1965  
16. George P. Haley 1965 Resigned
17. Robert E. Richmond 1965-1968 Appointed
18. Frank C. Clore 1969 Resigned
19. Donald W. Graf 1969-1974 Appointed then Elected
20. William E. "Bill" Hupp 1975-1978  
21. Allen Manuel 1979-1980  
22. Joy B. Burgess 1981-1984 Resigned
23. Ronald D. Kinsella 1984-1987 Appointed then Elected
24. Roger A. Hall 1987-1991  
25. Craig J. Lomnicki 1991-1998 Recalled
26. Donald W. Graf 1998 Appointed
27. Carolyn S. Tomei 1998-2001 Resigned
28. James M. "Jim" Bernard 2001-2009 Resigned
29. Jeremy A. Ferguson 2009-Present Appointed then Elected

For more information on Milwaukie's current elected leadership visit the City Council page.
For information on the rules that govern the City Council see the Milwaukie Municipal Code.

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