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City employees recognized in ceremony

The city of Newberg celebrated its employees recently during its annual Employees’ Recognition event April 10. Workers’ innovative thinking and spirit of going beyond what is expected was highlighted in the ceremony, according to a release from the city.

The winners are as follows.

George Layman — Jill Dorrell, fire department support services manager; Rookie of the Year — Sue Ryan, city recorder; Visionary Award — Scott Canfield, public works maintenance; Webster Award — library staff; Norton Award — Brian Reimer, public works maintenance.

In the police department: Employee of the Year — Denise Christensen; Volunteer of the Year — Phil Santucci.

In the fire department: Paramedic of the Year — Dan Boyes; Medic of the Year — Michael Erwin; Probationary Firefighter of the Year — Bryan Green; Firefighter of the Year — Luke Nodine; Officer of the Year — Lt. Burk Whitmire; Unit Citation — Crews of the Conflagration fires this past year; Chiefs Award — Mark Harris.

City seeks student and citizen volunteers

Positions are open on city commissions and committees for volunteers to serve on decision-making teams that help to govern the community. Local high school students and other citizens are sought for several positions:

Historic Preservation Commission: one opening for a student commissioner on this board that identifies, recognizes and preserves significant properties related to the community’s history. This is a one-year term with quarterly meetings.

Planning Commission: one opening for a student commissioner on a board that hears requests for annexations, comprehensive plan changes, zone changes and more. The commission meets at 7 p.m. one Thursday per month.

Traffic Safety Commission: one opening for a student commissioner who will help the commission promote traffic safety through investigation, study and analysis of traffic patterns. This group makes decisions on the location of parking, crosswalks, safety zones and more. The position is for one year.

Library Board: two openings on the board that makes policy for the library and provides citizen input on library operations. One of the open positions requires in-city residency and the other may be filled by any resident of the Chehalem Valley.

Appointments will be made June 1.

Parking lot closed for paving

The parking lot outside the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce and My Personal Framer is being repaved and will be closed through Thursday afternoon.

County to be discussed

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Newberg City Club will hold a “State of the County” luncheon forum at noon May 12 at the Springbrook Community Center.

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