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Metro Council appoints Carlotta Collette as new Councilor for District 2

Metro news release
Nov. 6, 2007
Contact: Ken Ray, 503-797-1508,

The Metro Council voted unanimously today to appoint Carlotta Collette to serve as Metro Councilor for District 2. Collette replaces Brian Newman who resigned Oct. 6 to accept a new position with Oregon Health and Science University. Following the Metro Council vote, Collette formally resigned her position on the Milwaukie City Council, and the Metro Council oath of office was administered to Collette by Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge Susie Norby.

Collette was elected to the Milwaukie City Council in 2004. She was also appointed in 2005 and elected in 2006 to the Clackamas Community College Board of Education, of which she currently serves as vice-chair. Collette has managed her own communications consulting business and worked for 14 years on the staff of the Northwest Power Planning Council.

Eleven residents of District 2 applied for the open position. Eight of the applicants were interviewed by the Metro Council at a public meeting in Oregon City on Oct. 25. The Metro Council invited Collette and five other candidates to participate in a public debate that was held at the Metro Regional Center on Oct. 30. The Metro Council formally approved Collette's appointment today.

District 2 covers most of urban Clackamas County, including the cities of Gladstone, Johnson City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Rivergrove and West Linn. It also includes a portion of Southwest Portland in Multnomah County.

Collette's appointment will last until Jan. 5, 2009. Collette and other registered voters in District 2 will be eligible to run as candidates in a May 2008 election to serve out the last two years of Newman's four-year term, from January 2009 to January 2011.

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