The Westside mayors entertain, inform
One of WEA's most popular Breakfast Forums features the mayors of the Westside.
This included mayors Tim Knapp of Wilsonville, Lou Ogden of Tualatin, Ken Gibson of King City, John Cook of Tigard, Denny Doyle of Beaverton, Steve Callaway of Hillsboro, Jef Dalin of Cornelius, and Pete Truax of Forest Grove, plus moderator Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, who was a great addition to this year's event.
It's obvious there is good camaraderie among the Westside mayors, as they joke and poke fun at one another.
One attendee said the mayors should have their own reality show.
At the same time, the eight mayors on stage had no trouble talking about serious issues either.
Some of the topics covered included traffic congestion, growth, Metro's proposed affordable housing bond, thoughtful community planning, schools, tax rates, workforce development, mental health, gun control, and diversity.
Bonamici was also able to add a federal perspective to these local issues.
KXL, KOIN, and TVCTV covered the event.
Thank you to Comcast for being the presenting sponsor of this forum and to Legacy Health for sponsoring the Breakfast Forum series.
To see photos from the forum, please visit the WEA Facebook page.