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The City Council serves on an unpaid, voluntary basis. The mayor is elected at large for a two-year term, and serves as the chair of the city council. The remaining six council members are elected at large for four year terms. The city council is non-partisan.

Each year, the City Council sets goals for the community and the city government. These goals help direct the budget and work program for city staff. The Council also establishes policies that help guide decision-making.


MAYOR
Brent Dodrill (Term Ends: December 31, 2016)
503.260.6408 brentdodrill@cityofestacada.org bio...
     
CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Aaron Gant (Term Ends: December 31, 2018)
503.519.5126 aarongant@cityofestacada.org bio...

Paulina Menchaca (Term Ends: December 31, 2016)

503.702.2509 paulinamenchaca@cityofestacada.org
Sean Drinkwine (Term Ends:  December 31, 2016)
503.630.5119 seandrinkwine@cityofestacada.org bio...
Edward Smith (Term Ends:  December 31, 2016)
503.630.2186 edwardsmith@cityofestacada.org bio...
Justin Gates (Term Ends:  December 31, 2018)
971.219.4904 justingates@cityofestacada.org bio...
Dan Neujahr (Term Ends: December 31, 2018)
503.901.7898 danneujahr@cityofestacada.org bio...
Mayor Elect
Brent Dodrill Term:
January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2016
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503.260.6408
E-mail: brentdodrill@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:
Mayor Dodrill began on the City Council in January, 2007 and is the current City of Estacada Mayor. He has served on the infrastructure committee and the budget committee, as well as the board of Estacada TOGETHER and the Estacada Community Foundation. He has coached numerous basketball teams at all levels, assisted with Estacada Youth Football, and has been a Chaplain with the Estacada Fire District for more than 13 years.
 
Goals as they relate to position:
Mayor Dodrill would like to see Estacada take full advantage of its positive attributes and provide a high quality of life for those who live in the area.  He would like to see the growth that must come to Estacada managed well to protect the great quality of life here.
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City Council Members

Term Ends:
December 31, 2018
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503.519.5129
E-mail: aarongant@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:
Councilor Gant.
 
Goals as they relate to position:
Councilor Gant
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Sean Drinkwine

Term Ends:
December 31, 2016
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503.702.2509
E-mail:  paulinamenchaca@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:

Councilor Menchaca was appointed to City Council in June 2014. She is also involved with a variety of organizations such as The Dougy Center a national center for grieving children and families; Project Access Now connects low-income, uninsured people to donated care across the Portland metropolitan area; Latino Network provides opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership development and civic engagement of Latino youth and families. Councilor Menchaca also serves on the Estacada's Budget Review Committee and as council liaison to Estacada’s Parks and Recreation Commission. She is a licensed insurance agent with Choices Insurance.

 
Goals as they relate to position:

Councilor Menchaca’s top priorities as a City Councilor are inspiring youth involvement, and economic development while maintaining Estacada’s unique small-town charm. She believes strongly in the idea of community involvement and giving back to those around you.

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Sean Drinkwine Term Ends:
December 31, 2016
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503.630.5119
E-mail: seandrinkwine@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:
Councilor Drinkwine was elected to City Council in January 2009. He also has been involved with a variety of community organizations such as Cazadero Heights Home Owners Association (president), Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce (director), Main Street Design Committee, Estacada Development Association (director), the Tourism Board of Clackamas County (director), Estacada's Budget Review Committee and as council liaison to Estacada’s Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and Library Board. He co-owns Whitney Signs, a service-related business in Estacada.
 
Goals as they relate to position:
Councilor Drinkwine would like to help Estacada develop into a community that attracts visitors and promotes a range of business opportunities while maintaining its unique character and small-town charm.
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Edward Smith Term Ends:
December 31, 2016
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 503.630.2186
E-mail: edwardsmith@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:

Councilor Smith was elected to the office of City Councilor beginning January 1, 2013. He grew up in Milwaukie and has also lived in Michigan and Washington. Since moving to Estacada two years ago with his family, he can’t imagine living any place else. Councilor Smith works for an organization whose goal is to provide self-supported housing for drug and alcohol recovery, domestic violence survivors and the chronically homeless. The organization has 180 homes in Oregon and serves 1,500 members.

 
Goals as they relate to position:

Councilor Smith’s top priorities as a City Councilor are inspiring youth involvement, bringing ideas for affordable housing options, and economic development. He believes strongly in the idea of community involvement and giving back to those around you. Councilor Smith’s passion is making sure that all people have a voice and are heard.

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Term Ends:
12/31/2018
 
Contact Information:
Phone: 971.219.4904
E-mail: justingates@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:
Councilor Gates
 
Goals as they relate to position:

Councilor Gates

 
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  Dan Neujahr
  Term Ends:
December 31, 2018
 
Contact Information:
Phone:503.901.7898
E-mail: danneujahr@cityofestacada.org
 
Background:

Councilor Neujahr

 
Goals as they relate to position:

Councilor Neujahr

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