Hamlet Board Elections

Every year, a vote is held to elect eligible Stafford Hamlet residents or business owners to its Hamlet Board of Directors.

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Voter Eligibility

You must meet minimum eligibility requirements to vote for Board of Director candidates:

Voter Eligibility
  • Eighteen (18) Years or older
  • Rent, own property or physical business, or otherwise live within Stafford Hamlet

Not sure if your property is within the limits of Stafford Hamlet? Visit the Hamlet Map and search for your property to find out!


Voting Process

Voting Period

The voting period is now closed.

How to vote

To protect the safety of Hamlet residents associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, all voting is being performed through an online Voting Form. Click the button below (or follow this link) to proceed to the Voting Form. Information will need to be provided on the Voting Form to confirm voting eligibility.


Candidates

Candidates running for open positions are listed below in no particular order.  The option is available to write-in a candidate name not listed below.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position 

1

  At Large, Resident
Bill Markt
Vineland Neighborhood

Describe why you would like to serve on the Board of Directors:

I have made a commitment to see the area’s future solidified before stepping off the board. Having been involved on many levels since the Hamlet’s inception in 2006, I would like the opportunity to implement the Vision and Values in a more evolved way that the community can embrace long term. The uniqueness of our area demands a more creative solution than the high-density development that is normally associated with planning an area such as ours.

Describe any community activities or projects you are involved or would likle to be involved in:

I have been the Stafford Hamlet board chair since 2019, served on numerous committees including the Family Fest. My goal is to support the viability of the Hamlet and the Stafford area through volunteer activities.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position 

2

  Over 5 Acres, Resident
Richard Fiala
Hazelia Neighborhood

Describe why you would like to serve on the Board of Directors:

Continue the work on the Stafford Hamlet Community Vision Plan!

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position 

3

  At Large, Resident
Sally DeSipio
Vineland Neighborhood

Describe why you would like to serve on the Board of Directors:

We moved our family to West Linn about 18 years ago - so this Brooklyn girl has earned her Oregon bona fides. We came for the open spaces, nature, values and frankly, how nice everyone was. We didn't anticipate how much we would fall in love with Oregon . I have lived in my current home on Sweetbriar Road longer than I have lived anywhere throughout my life, and each time we entertain moving, we realize there is no where else we would rather be. I love the Blue Heron who comes and eats the frogs in my pond; the stunning portrait of leaves changing in the fall, the morning crow of our (and everyone else's) rooster at the break of dawn. I love my fresh eggs, picking dinner from the garden, and my husband's annual attempt at raising bees. I love being able to see the sunset and the ever-changing sky, free from tall buildings. I love the quiet.

The Hamlet is a special place - it's one of the few urban green spaces as we blend old family farms and a distinctly rural character in close proximity to urban benefits. Unfortunately, many others have the eyes on our open spaces from Metro to developers, who rightly see a great opportunity to make money and control sprawl. I don't want to see this area fall victim to urban planning with short term benefits. I want to help our community figure out creative ways to protect and preserve the special character of the place we call home. I believe deeply in being part of my community and today I work hard to integrate skills well honed from a career in entertainment and TV development in my service work today.

Describe any community activities or projects you are involved or would likle to be involved in:

I am co-leader of HD 37 for the Clackamas County Democratic Party, on the Justice and Platform committees of Clackamas County Dems, the leadership committee for the DPO Environmental Caucus and the Council for Earthjustice (a national climate organization) I am currently working as part of the Clackamas Climate Action Team, working with the county government on putting together the recommendations for the Commissioners on the county's Climate Plan. My passion is climate action, messaging, communications, and how to get the world to carbon neutral.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position 

4

  Over 5 Acres, Resident
Andy Munson
Vineland Neighborhood

Describe why you would like to serve on the Board of Directors:

I’ve lived in the Hamlet since I was 5, spending that last 30+ years in the area. My folks moved us from Laurel Street in Lake Oswego in ’87 wanting to get some farm land for horses and the kids to play on. I spent the last 5 years building my house next to their property on Wisteria, establishing deeper roots.

Previous emphasis while serving on the Hamlet Board in 2020-2021

Community Safety and engagement with the Clackamas County Sheriffs Office

Primary goals for 2022-2023

  • Community Safety - link up residents in the Hamlet so we have a notification system in place during emergencies (wildfires of 2020, ice storm and power outage of 2021, lack of Sheriffs Office response to emergency in 2021).
  • Keep Stafford Rural - Protect the land for wildlife habitat and agricultural uses. Organize a ‘group buy’ for native trees for the Hamlet - encourage small farming and maintaining native species of trees and plants.

Describe any community activities or projects you are involved or would likle to be involved in:

Sheriffs Office Liaison to Hamlet Board; Replanting trees across the hamlet via group buy project; Further progression of Neighborhood captains and linking up neighbors to address emergencies. Form neighborhood maps with contact info (if provided on a voluntary basis + public info via tax records).

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position 

5

  Under 5 Acres, Resident
Bill Long
Mossy Brae Neighborhood

Describe why you would like to serve on the Board of Directors:

Present Treasurer of the Stafford Hamlet. Retired. Owned/founded Northwest Marking Systems. Served on the Board of Multnomah Art Center for 25 years. Ex commissioner of Mossy Brae Water District.