We congratulate Lore Christopher who received the Mayor’s Leadership Award from the Oregon Mayors Association last month.

Christopher was nominated for the award anonymously by a fellow mayor.  She was cited, in part, for her accomplishments including the planning and developing of Keizer Station and Keizer Civic Center.

Since her election in 2000 the mayor has positioned herself as a major player in regional issues, which is good for Keizer; she is at the table when decisions are made.  Keizer is not an island, the city’s issues are the same ones that all mid-Willamette Valley governments face.

The mayor, a former president of Oregon Mayors Association, is a sought-after mentor for rookie mayors across the state, who seek the benefit of her knowledge and experience.

It’s nice to know that “The Keizer Way” is being exported to other cities. Kudos to the mayor on her award and helping her peers be the best they can be in their own towns.            —LAZ