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New Creswell mayor to fill interim role after election

The winner of the Creswell mayor race next month will step up as appointed mayor through the end of the year, city council decided Monday night. With three months left on his term, former mayor Richard Zettervall resigned Sept. 30, saying he was disheartened by community reaction to the council’s discussions on equity. “Equity and inclusion … must be addressed and should not be pushed aside because of public perception. But that’s what happened,” Zettervall wrote. “The Resolution died … and so did a part of me.”

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