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  • The City of Lake Oswego has a council-manager form of government. The Council is composed of a Mayor and six Councilors, all elected from the City at large for a term of four years.  Terms of Councilors are staggered, with three Councilors elected at each general election.

  • City of Lake Oswego Community Survey

    The City of Lake Oswego conducts a community survey every other year to get feedback and opinions about city services and policy issues. The City Council and City Manager use the information to prioritize services and guide Council policy discussions.

  • The City Council typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego. Special meetings are occasionally held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and other dates as needed. Start times are subject to change, please check the meeting agenda to confirm.

  • On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the City Council met to set goals for the new year.  Prior to the retreat, the Council solicited comments to hear the public’s thoughts on what the city should focus on in 2017. The goals were formally adopted at the February 7 City Council meeting.

  • The City of Lake Oswego has a mayor elected city-wide and 6 councilors all elected city-wide. The current Council will serve from 2016-2017. If you would like to learn more about each of our elected officials please click on this page for their information.

  • Regular City Council meetings and study sessions are televised on Tualatin Valley Community Television (TVCTV) Channel 23, 28 or 30. Visit for up-to-date playback times and channels.

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