2017 Primary Voters' Guide

Coming Soon
Melissa Smith

Elected Experience:  Camas City Council - Appointed in 2004; Mayor Pro Tem 2009; RTC (2013 -15) Vice Chair and Madame Chair; Various Committees Served: Critical Areas Ordinance; Finance; Parks & Recreation Commission; East County Fire Authority Consolidation; Parks and Recreation Commission Comprehensive Plan Update; Planning Commission; Fire consolidation; Design Review; Administrative; C-W Chamber

Other Professional Experience: 20+ years of Purchasing for Public and Private Industries. NSMA - Membership & Marketing Committee 2000-2001. Board of Directors 2002-2004. Education Committee Chair 2002-2003. Sam B. Gillette Memorial Award for Outstanding Volunteer Work 2003

Education:  Papermaker Graduate! Associate Degree in Graphic Design; ISM-A.P.P.

Community Service:  Friends of the Cemetery;  Camas Days


Statement: The city organization is very complicated and it takes time to learn how to be effective. I have learned how to build relationships, understand state and federal rules that guide and impact our city. For years I have worked diligently with awareness for you. I am grateful to be able to give back and help lead the community I was born and raised in. I was on Council during our financially hard times and I am here today during our prosperous/challenging growth period. I strongly support our Police, EMS, Parks, Library, C-W Chamber, DCA and our volunteers. We have so many vested partners working together to make Camas the great city it is and to have the vision for our future. We need smart growth, good infrastructure and a stable budget to support our goals. I still remain true to my core values of being fiscally conservative, open-minded, committed, stable and applying common sense. I am passionate about making Camas the best city it can be, while being supportive to staff and sensitive to our citizens needs. It has been an honor to serve you as your City Council member and I respectfully ask for your vote again.

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