Three Metro Councilors took the oath of office Tuesday in an inauguration held online.
Councilors Gerritt Rosenthal and Mary Nolan were sworn in for their first terms on the Metro Council. Councilor Bob Stacey was sworn in for his third term, his final term under the Metro Charter’s term limits.
The oath of office was administered by Multnomah County Circuit Judge Xiomara Torres. Councilors also were administered in-person oaths earlier Tuesday.
Rosenthal represents District 3, the southwest part of the greater Portland region, including the cities of Durham, King City, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville, and the southern part of Beaverton.
A 25-year resident of the Stafford area near Tualatin, Rosenthal is a small business owner, and an environmental consultant and planner. He has 40-plus years as an environmental consultant specializing in natural resource planning and a strong record of community involvement, and has an extensive professional background in environmental issues, including water supply, land use, and solid waste.
Nolan represents District 5, the north-central part of the greater Portland region.
She has been active in government and advocacy in Oregon for decades. She is a former majority leader in the Oregon House of Representatives, a former director of the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, and a former executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon.
Nolan serves on the board of Teatro Milagro, providing extraordinary Latino theatre, culture and arts education for the enrichment of all communities. She is a board member for OHSU’s Avel Gordly Center for Healing and of Unitus Community Credit Union.
Stacey represents District 6, southern Portland, on the council. He’s held that seat since 2013. A longtime land use attorney in Oregon, he is the former executive director of 1000 Friends of Oregon, a former chief of staff to Rep. Earl Blumenauer and a former TriMet executive.