Davis, Coleman honored at city council meeting

City Recorder Tracy Davis

Keizer City Recorder Tracy Davis and Youth councilor Miranda Coleman found themselves in the spotlight on June 6. Davis received a prestigious award from her international association and Coleman was designated this year’s McNary High School “Celtic Girl of the Year,” and announced her plans to leave council service to attend college following her graduation.

Davis was recently honored by the International Institute of Municipal Recorders in April with the “Quill Award,” which is the highest honor a city recorder can receive, and only one is given out annually.

Mayor Cathy Clark remarked on the contributions Davis has made to the city over the years, including her service on various committees, her participation as president of the Oregon Association of Municipal Recorders, acting as a regional director for her national association, the ongoing coordination of city volunteers, and even setting up and partially funding a scholarship for young people considering a career as a city recorder.

“There are 14 pages of endorsements in this nomination for Tracy,” said Clark. “I think it’s clear that Tracy Davis has made a difference in Keizer and in Oregon.”

Davis said she was deeply honored by the award and said she couldn’t have achieved it without support from the city.

Youth Councilor Miranda Coleman

Clark said McNary Principal Eric Jespersen recently contacted her to let her know he has designated Coleman for the annual Celtic Girl of the year award, and Coleman was pleased to announce her plans to attend the University of Oregon in the fall. Her fellow councilors took a moment to express their appreciation for her contributions and leadership.

“Her work has been tremendous and she will be missed,” said Clark.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Miranda,” said Councilor Roland Hererra. “We’re all really proud of her and Go Ducks.”

“I can’t believe this year’s already over,” said Coleman. “It’s been such a privilege being on this council with these amazing people.”