City & Government

Creswell mayor Dave Stram

Age: 63
Hometown: Born in Salem, Ore. Creswell has been my home since 1982.
Marital Status: Married to Jocelyn Stram for 42 years
Partner occupation: Jocelyn is a retired Creslane Elementary schoolteacher
Children: Two adult children who attended Creswell public schools from kindergarten through high school graduation.


Residence: South 2nd Street
Website, blog, Twitter, Facebook: Sorry, I am not on social media. But I really do enjoy visiting with people and love walking the streets of Creswell and meeting neighbors and citizens!

Party Registration: Not relevant, as all elected positions in Creswell are strictly non-partisan.
Education: B.A. in pastoral studies and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Religious Studies
Occupation: Pastor – Creswell Church of Christ (1982-2012); Since 2012 I have taught Piano lessons in Creswell and provided event contracting services for Hot Tees, an on-site, custom apparel provider for youth sporting events in Oregon and Washington

Current Employer: Self-employed
Public sector work experience: Pastoring a Church
Private Sector work experience: Piano teacher and event contractor
Elected office held, with dates: Mayor of Creswell – 2012-’18; Appointed to serve as Mayor of Creswell – 2021-’22.

Dave Stram: Caring about people, services

It is a privilege to share with the citizens of Creswell my thoughts on why I am running for Mayor. Since 1982 Creswell has been my home; I moved here after graduating from college and became the pastor at the Creswell Church of Christ (1982- ’12).  It was easy to fall in love with Creswell – the people were friendly and the small-town setting was a welcome change from the hustle-and-bustle of California.  No wonder my family has stayed!  



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