VanGordon: Housing, economy among top priorities

Mayor Sean VanGordon, entering his second year in the role, said Springfield has a “reputation for hard work, innovation, and collaboration.”ERIN TIERNEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO When one enters Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon’s office at city hall, the first thing you notice is that it’s pleasantly utilitarian. There are no plaques or commendations[Read More…]

Pleasant Hill student next ‘Kid Governor’

Pleasant Hill’s Emerie Martin, fifth-grader, and Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan. PHOTO PROVIDED PLEASANT HILL – Local student Emerie Martin last week was chosen to be Oregon’s next governor – kid governor, that is. Martin, a fifth-grader at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, captured the attention of Oregon Secretary of State[Read More…]

Prociw, Stram: Creswell mayoral candidate Q&A

Editor’s note: Creswell City Council will appoint a mayor in October. So far, council president Kevin Prociw – who is acting interim mayor – former three-term mayor Dave Stram and new councilor JoeRell Medina have applied for the position. The Chronicle posed questions to all three candidates; Medina did not[Read More…]