Beaverton Mayor Dennis Doyle celebrated his 63rd birthday Wednesday night by announcing plans to run for a second term.
Nearly 200 guests joined Doyle at Big Al's Beaverton to celebrate Doyle's birthday and listen to his announcement.
'I'm still very excited about the job,' he said a few hours before the celebration. 'We've started down a good road with the visioning plan, and we want to reach out heavily to the business community.'
Before his election to mayor in 2008, Doyle served on the City Council for 14 years. He worked for nearly 30 years in the computer management and data processing fields. As president of Dennis Doyle and Associates, a computer system sales and consulting firm, he provided assistance to small businesses.
Doyle has coached baseball, softball and soccer through various area schools and organizations and founded the Valley Softball Association and the Westside Metros Soccer Club.
The mayor served on several civic-oriented groups including the Sexton Mountain Elementary School Local School Committee, the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District's board and the Westside Recreational Soccer Club board.
Despite the time commitment involved, Doyle said his decision to seek a second term was a relatively easy one, particularly with the support of his wife, Anne.
'In some ways, it was no-brainer,' he said. 'With all the progress made, I want to see that continue. My wife said as long as you truly love your job, then do what makes you happy.'
Beaverton's mayor is a paid, full-time position.