City Recorder

As the Clerk of the Council, the City Recorder:

  • Prepares and distributes the Council agenda
  • Completes Council meeting minutes
  • Maintains a calendar of pending issues
  • Serves as the Elections Officer and coordinates Mayor and Council elections, as well as city-wide measures
  • Maintains the legislative history, documents, and public records of the city.

In addition to the City Recorder, staff resources include a Deputy City Recorder and a Records Management Specialist.

For information about these programs, contact Anne-Marie Simpson, City Recorder, at 503-534-4225 or

Important information about a delay in online code updates effecting the following ordinances:

2806 - Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

2810 - SDC Exemptions for Affordable Housing

2804 - Utility Franchises in the Right-Of - Way

2808 - Development Review Commission Qualifications

2811 - Non Community Development Code Update

The online Code is current through Ordinance 2797, passed on November 6, 2018. We expect the above ordinances to appear in the City's on-line Municipal Code by mid-February 2019.

Contact Information

Anne-Marie Simpson
City Recorder

Kari Linder
Deputy City Recorder