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Norris to seek 2nd term

Oregon City Mayor Alice Norris has announced she'll seek a second term in the fall.

'The job's not finished,' she said. 'The potential for change is something I would like to continue to be involved in.

'There's so many projects underway - it still, I think, needs a guiding hand.'

Norris is the city's first elected female mayor. A former teacher and Oregon City School District board member, she was elected to her first term four years ago.

Norris cited accomplishments in her first term, including producing an economic development strategy for the city, landing federal funding for work on the I-205/Highway 213 interchange and forming a taskforce to examine citywide spending.

She said there are many new projects underway, and noted that they are opening the city's first new parks in over 20 years and hiring the first new police officer in eight.

'Oregon City is starting to progress - to change, to evolve - in a positive way,' she said.