Vote 2021

Every year, Stafford Hamlet holds a vote to elect Hamlet residents to its Board of Directors. This year the Hamlet’s annual vote has expanded to include three separate votes: Stafford Hamlet Board of Directors, Stafford Tualatin-Valley Community Planning Organization (CPO) Board of Directors, and adoption of a revised Stafford Hamlet Community Vision Plan (CVP).

Voter Eligibility

You are eligible to vote if you rent, own a property or physical business, or otherwise live inside the limits of Stafford Hamlet or the Stafford-Tualatin Valley Community Planning Organization boundary.

If you live within the limits of the Stafford-Tualatin Valley Community Planning Organization, but outside of Stafford Hamlet, then you may only vote for the CPO Board of Directors. Otherwise, if you live within Stafford Hamlet limits then you can vote for everything.

Below are the voter eligibility requirements for each vote happening this year:

Hamlet Board of Directors
  • Eighteen (18) Years or older;
  • Rent, own property or physical business, or live within Stafford Hamlet;
CPO Board of Directors
  • Eighteen (18) Years or older;
  • Rent, own, or live within Stafford-Tualatin Valley CPO;
Revised CVP Adoption
  • Eighteen (18) Years or older;
  • Rent, own property or a physical business, or live within Stafford Hamlet;

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


Voting Process

Voting Period

December 8, 2020 – January 19, 2021

VotER ELIGIBILITY

See the Voter Eligibility section above to determine what elections you are eligible to vote for before continuing.

VOTING METHODS

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all voting is required to be completed either by online or mail-in ballot. Clackamas County staff will confirm each vote and will ensure no double votes are cast. Below both voting methods are explained.

Method A: Online Voting

Clackmas County has created an online voting system. Provide the requested personal information that identifies you, cast your votes, and submit. It's easy! Voting closes at 11:59pm on January 19, 2021.

Stafford Hamlet Residents

Stafford-Tualatin Valley CPO Residents

Method B: Vote By Mail

On or around December 8, Clackamas County will mail out informational postcards to all Hamlet and CPO residents and property owners. If online voting doesn't work for you, the postcard will provide instructions on how to receive a mail-in ballot. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by 5pm on January 19, 2021.


Candidates

Candidates running for open positions are listed below and are sorted both by organization and by open position at each organization.  The option to write-in a candidate name not listed below is available on both voting methods.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position

1

: Under 5 Acres
Katy Krider
Vineland Neighborhood / Sweetbriar Road

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

I would like to run for a second term to serve on the Stafford Hamlet Board of Directors because our work continues - and the future of the Hamlet continues to be uncertain. I feel passionate about this place; growing up just a mile from where we live today, I spent my childhood in Stafford riding my horse through fields and forests that are now housing subdivisions. As the belt of the urban growth boundary continues to expand around us, we are at a crossroads - and in the crosshairs of development and growth. I believe that Stafford as defined by the Hamlet’s Community Vision Plan is a tremendous value to not just the people who live here - but also to the surrounding communities. As a member of the board I will continue to offer my passion and perseverance to continue to carry out the vision as set forth by the Hamlet.

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

Served on the Stafford Hamlet Board 2019 - 2020

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position

2

: Under 5 Acres
Kelsey Vu
Vineland Neighborhood / Sweetbriar Road

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

Growing up in a small rural town surrounded by nature has given me a great appreciation for the beauty of the Hamlet. Our family of four moved here last year and we've greatly enjoyed the closeness and kindness of our neighbors and their commitment to preserving the area. We raise heritage turkeys, (whom many who walk our street have had the pleasure of meeting), chickens and quail, and live on just over 2 acres. I have a degree in design and advertisement, and currently work as a photographer in between caring for our two young children and our animals. I'm happy to lend any experience and assistance I can in perserving the uniqueness of the Hamlet.

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

I am available to assist with social media, family fest, or newsletter development.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position

3

: 5 Acres or More
Leonard Schaber
Borland Neighborhood / Schaber Lane

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

The Stafford Hamlet continues its transition as demographics change. This transition requires the voices of all those living in the Hamlet. I seek your vote to continue as a Stafford Hamlet Board Member representing owners over 5 acres to have their voices heard. Thank you.

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

Current Stafford Hamlet Board Member. Current Chair of the Stafford-Lower Tualatin Valley CPO. Board Member of Borland Neighborhood Association.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position

4

: At Large
Patty Mamula
Vineland Neighborhood / Sweetbriar Road

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

I have been a board member for the past two years and would like to continue serving the Stafford Hamlet. During these past two years I have learned so much about the history, the challenges, the possibilities and the functions of the county and surrounding municipalities. I would like to build on that knowledge and continue to support the Hamlet as it works to preserve its unique characteristics. Specifically, I’m interested in reaching out to new residents and encouraging them to get involved and volunteer. I feel that increasing local agriculture and opening up affordable leases for small farmers would benefit everyone in this region. Urban agriculture and sustainability are other areas, among many, I’m interested in pursuing. I would like to see a Stafford Hamlet Farmer’s Market and a community center for exchanging ideas, tools, products and seeds. Thanks for the opportunity to serve the Hamlet.

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

Family Fest, Meals on Wheels, Welcome information packets for new Stafford Hamlet residents, a Stafford Hamlet Farmer’s Market, Tutoring for Second Home students.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position

5

: At Large
Tate Morgan
Wisteria Neighborhood / Wisteria Road

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

As a native Oregonian and Hamlet resident I would like to see rural essence of the community retained. I am distinctly qualified by my prior career as a builder/developor but more significantly now as a community organizer through my for profit and nonprofit outdoor stewardship initiatives the Sons of Smokey and the Gambler 500.

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

Would love to be involved in any cleanup efforts as well as creation of public spaces.

Stafford Hamlet
Board of Directors
Position

6

: At Large (Mid-Term)
Andy Munson
Vineland Neighborhood / Wisteria Road

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

I've spent 34 of my 39 years living in the hamlet, moving here from Lake Oswego in '86 when I was 5 years old. I would like to serve on the Board of Directors to provide background and direction formulated from my experience living and working in this great area. I recently finished building my house on Wisteria next to my childhood home on Woodbine, and plan on being around to pass it to the next generation. We have a unique blend of nature and farmland nestled between the 3 cities and I want to see it be preserved for years to come. BSA Troop 149 Eagle Scott '98. WLHS Class of '99, O.S.U. '04

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

I'd like to get involed with community safety and developing rapid communication between hamlet residents, the sheriffs office and TVFR when incidents arise. I'm involved with the Gambler 500 and our non profit Sons of Smokey, both of which are dedicated to cleaning up litter in the woods while having fun with junker cars. I like to see people taking pride in the area by picking up trash, and I'd like to track down those that litter so they cut it out.

Stafford-Tualatin Valley CPO
Board of Directors
Board Applicants – Vote for 4
Randall Yamada
Childs Neighborhood / Childs Road

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

I am concerned about the current and future direction of community development and traffic planning in the CPO and surrounding areas.

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

No response provided.

Leonard Schaber
Borland Neighborhood / Schaber Lane

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

The Stafford CPO is the way residents make their views on land use applications to the Clackamas County Commissioners. The CPO Board receives application notices and then informs the CPO members. I seek your vote to continue as CPO Board Chair to continue to connect residents with the County Commissioners.

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

Current Stafford-Lower Tualatin Valley CPO Chair. Current Stafford Hamlet Board Member. Current Borland Neighborhood Association Board Member.

Mitch Jones
Ek Neighborhood / Ek Road

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

I would like to be involved in reviewing plans for the future of the Stafford-Tualatin Valley CPO area, and provide inputs and suggestions for future plans in the CPO. I think more representation and input to Clackamas County Planning is needed.

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

I am currently involved with an informal group called Keep Borland Rural opposing the Willamette Soccer Complex on Borland Road. I want to help ensure that CPO residents are fairly considered by future planning in Clackamas County.

John McCabe
Fields Creek Neighborhood / Miken Lane

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

Since many of the CPO positions I am interested if a position (not president) needs to be filled.

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

No response provided.


Community Vision Plan

why is the community vision plan (cvp) being updated?

We are updating the Community Vision Plan because, while our Vision and Values haven’t changed, land use designations have. In 2018, the Stafford Hamlet area was moved into Urban Reserves. This is a designation that says ‘this land at some point in the future could be moved into the Urban Growth Boundary.’ All properties in the Hamlet will remain zoned as they are right now. If the Urban Growth Boundary is expanded, zoning might change.

We have the opportunity to clarify the vision of the residents of the Hamlet for the future of Stafford. This is why we’re updating the document.

proposed cvp

Below is the community vision plan being proposed for adoption:

Community Vision Plan

The Community Vision Plan embraces Stafford Hamlet’s uniqueness in a way that works within the current Urban Reserves designation while preserving the character of the Hamlet. We will work to encourage conservation partnerships that protect open spaces and forestland, expand and enhance wildlife and riparian corridors, and explore ways to encourage and promote active agriculture.

Our goals will target residents’ wishes to enact best practices that:

  • Safeguard clean air and groundwater;
  • Maintain our secure and serene environment;
  • Minimize additional traffic and infrastructure impacts;
  • Educate regional communities and Hamlet members about the area’s heritage, importance and potential;
  • Expand small farm possibilities.

current cvp

The originally-adopted (and current) CVP that was drafted and voted on in 2015 can be read in its entirety here.