To the Editor:

I found it very disturbing that  Mayor Lore Christopher  would use the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s First Citizen Awards Banquet as a platform  to announce that she would not run  for office again.

This, in my opinion, was not the time or place for this announcement. This event was to focus on and thank the volunteers of Keizer.

A press conference would seem to have been more appropriate!

I apologize to all the recipients of the awards and thank them for all the work that they do in the city of Keizer.

To the Keizertimes, I realize that the mayor’s announcement was an”above-the fold” item but I found it yet again a slight to the recipients of the awards that they became a “below the fold item’ when we should be thanking them with bold headlines.

Carol Doerfler