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Mayor Casey Ryan

I am a native Oregonian and was raised in the northeast part of Oregon in beautiful Wallowa County.  I have been fortunate enough to be a resident of Troutdale since February of 2006.  I am a father of 4 children and married to an amazing partner, Sarah.  Troutdale has been a great place for me to raise my children.  It is an honor to serve as Mayor.

I have been an active member of the East Multnomah Community for many years.  From coaching YMCA basketball, coaching Little League or servicing on boards and committees I have been an active volunteer.  I have always felt it was important to be an active member in your community and do what you can do to give back.

I ran for Mayor because I wanted to be part of the amazing opportunities our city has to offer.  Our city has a small town feel, but being part of the metro area, we still have many of the benefits that a larger city has to offer.  We are at a very significant time in our city and it is important that we make decisions that will protect the wonderful quality life we have in Troutdale.

Professional Background
SVP, Oregon Retail Leader, Riverview Community Bank

Enterprise High School, 1989
Oregon State University, 1994
Pacific Coast Banking School, U of W, 2010

Government & Volunteer Experience
I am an active member in East Multnomah County community serving on many boards and committees:

  • Mt. Hood Community College Education Foundation
  • East Metro Economic Alliance:  past president (current), president (2008 & 2011)
  • Gresham Barlow Education Foundation
  • SnowCap Community Charities
  • West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce
  • Portland/Metro East Habitat for Humanity
  • Rotary Club of Gresham
  • Gresham Chamber of Commerce
  • My Father’s House Family Shelter
  • Multnomah County Business Advisory Board
  • American Banker Associations Emerging Leadership scholarship award winner (2014)

Council President David Ripma, (Position #1)

I have worked as a patent lawyer for most of my career, 27+ years.  My current job is in-house Patent Counsel for Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc., a high-tech research company located in Camas, Washington.  I am very involved in encouraging the historic elements of our community, and I value that we live in a special place.
Troutdale is a beautiful city with a desirable location and unique history. Probably our biggest challenge today is maintaining and enlarging our tax base, to keep Troutdale fiscally strong. We must attract new businesses and homes, and do it in a way that complements what is good about our city. In addition to economic development, I urge citizens to join me in keeping Troutdale safe through support of our police, and keeping Troutdale green through support of parks and greenspaces. My goal as a city councilor is to help keep Troutdale the greatest place to live and work.

Professional Background

  • Patent Lawyer
  • Electrical Engineer


  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Government & Volunteer Experience

  • Current Troutdale City Councilor
  • Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (Kitzhaber appointment)
  • Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board (Kitzhaber appointment)
  • Troutdale Planning Commission
  • Troutdale Parks Advisory Committee
  • Downtown Troutdale Task Force
  • Board member and past president of the Troutdale Historical Society
  • Co-chaired the Troutdale 100-year Celebration Committee
  • Metro Policy Advisory Committee


Councilor Randy Lauer, (Position #2)

As a lifelong resident my roots run very deep here in East Multnomah County. After graduating from Gresham High School, I went on to complete 1 year of post high school education at Mt. Hood Community College but left to pursue full-time work and to start a family. I am a proud father to an amazing 15 year old son, and a proud uncle to 4 awesome nieces. My family serves as one reason why I chose to serve on the Council of Troutdale.

From a very young age I wanted nothing more than to follow in father’s footsteps and join the military but after 3 separate attempts, with 3 separate branches of the military, and as recently as 1 year ago, I was turned down due to an eye disorder called, keratoconus. I was left defeated and with no option to serve my country. This represents my second reason and why I was compelled to run for election to the city council. If I wasn’t able to serve my Country militarily, then I would do my best to serve my Community civically.

Professional Background

  • 13+ years as a state certified  Drinking Water Utility Worker – Portland Water Bureau, Troutdale Public Works, Wood Village Public Works
  • 5 years as a certified strength and conditioning coach – 3-46 GRIT CrossFit
  • 3 years as a small business owner and operator – Gresham Running Club


  • Gresham High School, Class of 1998
  • Mt. Hood Community College, 1 year (Spring ’17 to complete Civil Engineering Tech.)
  • 13+ years technical training in the area of Drinking Water Distribution and Sanitary Collection Systems, Oregon Health Authority

Government & Volunteer Experience

  • 13+ year career as municipal Utility Worker – Portland Water Bureau, Troutdale Public Works, Wood Village Public Works
  • 1 year volunteering on the Gresham Rise Advance & Dream (R.A.D.) community group
  • 5+ years volunteering with 3 separate non-profits, sitting on 3 separate board of directors, and thousands of hours organizing, managing, and coordinating different local and regional events – 3-46 GRIT CrossFit, NW Fit Games, Gresham Running Club, Eastwind Running & Endurance Club, GRIT Underground a Steve’s Club

Councilor Larry Morgan, (Position #3)

My name is Larry Morgan and I grew up in Troutdale. I work in the Oregon Secretary of State’s office as the Citizen Engagement and Inclusion Coordinator. Previously I was a real estate broker and I have worked in politics and community organizing in Oregon and elsewhere, including serving on Gov. John Kitzhaber’s post-secondary transition team and on Troutdale’s Citizens Advisory Committee. I support job creation, economic development, safety and modernizing government infrastructures.

Professional Background

  • Real Estate Broker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Students for America’s Future, Founder


  • Open Door Christian Academy
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Wheaton College

Government & Volunteer Experience

  • Current Troutdale City Councilor
  • Troutdale Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Mt. Hood Community College, ASG President
  • Governor Kitzhaber’s Post-Secondary Education Team (2010-2011)

Councilor Glenn White, (Position #4)

My family and I have enjoyed living in Troutdale for over 28 years and especially value the friendships we continue to make. Some of my favorite things to do are: outdoor recreational activities, organic gardening, and being a grandpa.
Locally I've worked as a truck driver/mechanic for Sunshine Dairy, Boeing Food Service Director, and Tads' Chicken N Dumplings Line Cook.  My wife works making pottery and volunteers on committees. My children went to Troutdale Elementary, MHCC and local colleges. They love our home and I will do my best with your input to keep Troutdale vibrant, affordable and special.

In caring for our community, it's been an honor to volunteer. I've served on the Troutdale City Council for 8 years, Citizens Advisory Committee for 6 years, River Safety Committee and Open for Business Sub Committee. Some of my priorities are supporting safety, thoughtful growth, strong schools, community health, business friendly policies and maintaining infrastructure.  As your councilor I work for you and continue to advocate for an open city process that includes truthfully informing you (pros and cons), justification of expenses, a thorough budget review, and committee and community involvement.  I always ask myself before decision making, as our past Mayor Paul Thalhofer would, "Is it good for Troutdale?"

For 100 years Troutdale Volunteers have helped make this small town so special.  I encourage all to come to city meetings, work sessions, town halls and volunteer for city committees.  I look forward to representing and working with you to enhance Troutdale's Community.

Councilor Rich Allen, (Position #5)
Phone: 503-512-8060

My name is Rich Allen and my family and I have lived in Troutdale for 14 years. Our future is bright. I’ve worked with colleagues at all levels of government to bring economic opportunities to and around Troutdale. I support the quality of life we enjoy here in Troutdale. I’ve gained knowledge by listening to the citizens of Troutdale and I have found that the people of our town have relevant experience and expertise to share.

Professional Background

  • Microchip Technology, Inc, Senior Engineer
  • On Semiconductor, Senior Analyst


  • Cascade High School
  • Sno-Isle Vocational, Circuit Design/Programming
  • USAF/ANG, Radar/Telecommunications

Government & Volunteer Experience

  • Current Troutdale City Councilor
  • Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Budget Committee
  • Multnomah County Transportation Committee
  • Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization
  • Precinct Committee Person

Councilor Zach Hudson, (Position #6)

My name is Zach Hudson, and I am a teacher, a father and a community volunteer. I teach math at Reynolds High School, and before that I taught at Mt. Hood Community College. My family and I have lived here for seven years, and I love getting to see my kids grow up in such a wonderful community. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing fiddle and banjo, singing, and writing.

I’d love to hear from you at if you have any concerns or suggestions about the city.

Professional Background 

  • Teacher, Reynolds High School
  • Teacher, Mt. Hood Community College
  • Teacher, Corbett High School


  • King Alfred’s College, Winchester, England
  • Portland State University

Government & Volunteer Experience 

  • Troutdale Budget Committee
  • Troutdale Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Troutdale SummerFest Organizing Committee


This Page Was Last Updated June 23, 2017

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