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Council welcomes returning Mayor Russ Axelrod and two new councilors
The West Linn City Council gathered Monday, Jan. 3 for what was a largely celebratory meeting to welcome two new councilors and one returning face.
Mayor Russ Axelrod was sworn in for his first full term after winning re-election, while Teri Cummings and Rich Sakelik took their oaths as City Councilors — replacing outgoing councilors Jenni Tan and Thomas Frank.
All three will serve four-year terms ending in 2021.
"I just want to thank all of West Linn for this opportunity," Axelrod said. "I'm looking forward to this next session — the opportunity for a full session as mayor. I just invite everyone to come and work with us, visit us, bring your thoughts, bring your ideas. I think you're going to find that this is going to be a great council."
The council's first regular meeting of the year is set for Monday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m.