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Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

Republicans jostle to unseat Schrader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Colm Willis would like to take Rep. Kurt Schrader’s place in Washington, D.C. So would Ben West, Seth Allan and Earl Rainey. The four Republicans took part in a debate April 21 at Keizer Civic Center in front of about 100 people. Each is hoping to win the May […]

Wood ready for a busy budget time

Wood ready for a busy budget time

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Wood hasn’t found this first budget season to be too bad. Wood was named Keizer’s Finance Director in March following the retirement of Susan Gahlsdorf in January. While this is Wood’s first year in charge of the budget process, he was Gahlsdorf’s right hand man the previous six […]

Anderson selected to fill council seat

Anderson selected to fill council seat

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some decisions are easier than others for the Keizer City Council. One example came Monday night when it came to selecting a candidate to fill the vacancy created by Brandon Smith’s resignation in February. Smith moved to Salem in March, but was present for Monday’s special council session and […]

Revenue is good at Keizer Civic Center

Revenue is good at Keizer Civic Center

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In the last couple of budget cycles, serious concerns were raised about rental revenue of the Keizer Civic Center. A new Event Center Coordinator position was filled by Kristian Bouvier in January 2014, with the hope being revenue would be greatly boosted and less general fund money would have […]

Mr. Smith goes to Salem

Mr. Smith goes to Salem

Brandon Smith moving to Salem, leaves council

Mayor, two city councilors to run again; Koho done

Mayor, two city councilors to run again; Koho done

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking to run for a seat on the Keizer City Council this fall? Odds are you’ll have competition. Mayor Cathy Clark and councilors Marlene Parsons and Kim Freeman all announced this week they are running again this fall. On the other hand, Dennis Koho, the current council president and […]

Mayor gives update at WKNA

Mayor gives update at WKNA

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A neighborhood association meeting last week turned into a quasi state of the city address. Mayor Cathy Clark was the guest speaker at the West Keizer Neighborhood Association meeting Jan. 14 and gave an update on what’s happening around the town. Clark was elected to the Keizer City Council […]

Ready for the slopes

Ready for the slopes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If you’re looking to catch up with Susan Gahlsdorf after Jan. 8, make sure your skis are ready. That’s the day Gahlsdorf officially retires from the city of Keizer after 18 years as Finance Manager. Tim Wood is filling the spot on an interim basis and has expressed interest […]

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

Dieker leaving as chamber leader

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It hasn’t happened in a while, but the Keizer Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new executive director. Christine Dieker took over the position in March 1998 and has been in the position since, aside from a few turbulent months in 2003. But that is changing: Dieker submitted […]

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

Gahlsdorf stepping down after 18 years

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Shortly after the new year starts, Susan Gahlsdorf will finish her transition plan. Gahlsdorf, Keizer’s Finance Director for the last 18 years, confirmed to the Keizertimes this week she is retiring. “I am leaving after 18 years with the city,” Gahlsdorf said on Tuesday. “January 8 will be my […]

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