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Daoust takes oath of office

New Troutdale mayor promises team approach

by: OUTLOOK PHOTO: SHARON NESBIT - Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust addresses the crowd during his swearing-in ceremony Thursday, Jan. 3, at Troutdale's Sam K. Cox Hall.More than 100 people were in Sam K. Cox Hall at Troutdale Thursday evening for a swearing-in ceremony for new Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust and two councilors, Eric Anderson and Glenn White.

Daoust's first trick as mayor was to fit the ceremony in around the Fiesta Bowl (he's a fan of the University of Oregon).

To cover the former, a mobile TV screen from Frontier parked just outside the building prior to the 7 p.m. ceremony.

Daoust promised a team approach to governance in Troutdale saying he did not like to use the pronoun "I" and preferred "we."

He conveyed the good wishes of longtime Mayor Paul Thalhofer, who was in Prineville and unable to attend.

Troutdale's other new councilor, John Wilson, was unable to attend and will be sworn in at the first council meeting of the year.

Police Chief Scott Anderson was the master of ceremonies and Judge Raymond Young administered the oaths of office.

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