Public Mayoral Debate: Sept 11

This year’s contest for mayor is both a study in contrasts among candidates, and more prescient than usual. Whoever takes the seat will lead during a time of long-term decision-making, concerning homelessness, law enforcement, a proposed urban renewal district for South Corvallis—and the list could go on. Many believe the future face of downtown could well be decided in the next four years.

City Club of Corvallis has slated a midday Town Hall for the candidates to outline their visions and field questions from the audience. Attendance is free, with lunch available for purchase from Valley Catering ($10 for members, $15 for non-members).

This year’s candidates include incumbent Biff Traber, four-term City Councilor Roen Hogg, and two grassroots candidates; Riley Doraine, and Dean Codo.  The public is invited, with doors opening at 11:30 at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. The event begins at noon.

The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis is located at 1112 NW Circle Blvd. To reserve lunch, send an email to or visit by Friday, September 7.


By Andy Thompson