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Chief Ferraris Promotes Jason Millican to Lieutenant

As part of the police department reorganization, Chief Jim Ferraris announced the promotion of Sgt. Jason Millican to lieutenant. A second lieutenant will be hired through an external process which is ongoing and those positions will serve as division commanders.

Millican was interviewed by a panel of community members, government and law enforcement leaders, followed by an interview with Chief Ferraris. The promotion will be effective Nov. 1.

Heather Pierson Given Mary Tennant Excellence Award

City Administrator Scott Derickson announced that Heather Pierson will receive the Mary Tennant Award for Excellence in Service at Monday's City Council meeting. Pierson currently serves as the City Recorder.

The award is Woodburn's highest honor for service, ethics and professionalism.

Ability to Text 911 Emergencies Now Available

METCOM 911 dispatch center, which serves much of rural Marion County as well as portions of Linn and Clackamas counties, is one of seven dispatch agencies (Clackamas County, Clatsop County, Clark County WA, Columbia County, Multnomah County, Washington County and Marion/METCOM service area) to launch the text to 911 service on Aug. 23.

Public Works Director Set to Retire After 28 Years With City

Woodburn Public Works Director Randy Scott has announced he will be retiring, effective Oct. 31, 2016.

Randy has been with the City of Woodburn for 28 years and has worked in Woodburn for 38 years in total, working with a private engineering firm for 10 years prior to coming to the City.

National Night Out to be Held Aug. 2

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, neighborhoods throughout Woodburn are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "33rd Annual National Night Out" crime/drug prevention event.

Be Safe With Legal Fireworks

It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations and we at the City want our residents to have a great holiday — and a safe one! Below are some safety tips to remember when handling or enjoying fireworks this season:

Woodburn's Public Library Is A Special Place

I hope the people in Woodburn realize what a gem we have in Downtown Woodburn — the Woodburn Public Library. I have worked all around the state, and have been to many public libraries and Woodburn’s is by far one of the best.

Catching The Estates culprits a high priority

Recently, Sharon Shaub, The Estates Golf & Country Club Manager, met with myself, Police Chief Scott Russell and Mayor Kathy Figley to talk about how The Estates can improve security and how the City can better partner with residents in an effort to prevent crimes, like the recent graffiti and vandalism sprees. These quality of life crimes may seem minor to some, but they have a huge impact on their victims not only in terms of monetary impacts, but a sense of security in their own homes. It is frustrating and maddening that such thoughtless behavior occurs in our town. We are working hard at finding and holding those individuals responsible for their conduct.

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