Corvallis City Councilor for Ward 8 and council vice president, Biff Traber threw his name into the election race last night by officially announcing his plan to run for mayor.
“The paperwork is complete; I’ll be on the ballot in November.” Traber said in his press release. “I look forward to leading Corvallis through changing times while both preserving its quality of life and it financial stability.”
Traber has lived in Corvallis since 1998 and retired here in 2002. He is currently serving his second term as Ward 8 councilor and is well known throughout the community for his leadership and contributions in and out of council meetings. His duties as councilor include the Administrative Services Committee, in addition to being the council liaison for many other commissions and organizations (Economic Development Commission, the Sustainability Coalition, Housing and Community Development Commission, etc.).
Apart from his work for the city council, Traber is also heavily involved in other community organizations, serving on boards for the Boys & Girls Club, Corvallis Rotary, United Way and many more. His efforts have gained recognition often, as he’s won awards for his leadership and service to the community in the past.
Traber’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and applied mathematics from UC Berkely, as well as a Operations Research Master’s degree from the same institution.
He and his wife Maret, a Professor at the Linus Paulding Institute at OSU, have a daughter, Katrina, who’s a physician/scientist at Boston Medical Center.
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By Patrick Fancher