Mayor Doug Daoust
I began my career with the US Forest Service in 1975 in Gold Beach, OR. During my 39 year career I have worked for the Siskiyou National Forest, Olympic National Forest, and the Mt. Hood National Forest as a Silviculturist, and a Budget Officer. In 1999, I moved to a Budget position for the US Forest Service Regional Headquarters in downtown Portland. I have developed a solid relationship with my coworkers, supervising 13 program managers, and I am honored to currently serve as the Assistant Director of State and Private Forestry for Oregon, Washington and Alaska.
I graduated from Marshall High School in 1970. In high school, I played drums in the school band and symphony, and was a member of the Royal Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps. I attended Mt. Hood Community College for one year, and then transferred to Oregon State University, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management in 1974. I later enrolled in graduate studies for a Master's Degree in Ecology from the University of Washington.
Government - Volunteer Experience:
In 1994 I was the Co-Coordinator for Imagination Station playground, also playing a key role in the preservation of the adjacent soccer field, now called Daoust Field. This event was a significant turning point in our community. Over 2000 local people pitched in to build a premier playground. Not only was this event the largest community volunteer event ever, Columbia Park, now home to the Imagination Station, is still the most popular playground in East County.
In Troutdale and throughout the Northwest region I have served on many committees and Councils. Close to home, I’ve served on the Troutdale City Council the last 16 years, the Troutdale Budget Committee, Troutdale 100-year Centennial Celebration Committee, Troutdale Parks Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, and the Economic Development Subcommittee. I was also honored with the "Citizen of The Year" award back in 1997. As Mayor of Troutdale (starting in January, 2013), I’m currently part of the East Metro Economic Alliance, East Multnomah County Transportation Committee, and the Oregon Mayor’s Association.
I have also shared in service with our regional communities and state agencies. I’ve been a member of the Gresham Tree Preservation Committee, Multnomah County Animal Control Committee, Metro's Open Space Blue Ribbon Committee, Mt. Hood Community College Forest Sciences Advisory Committee, the Oregon Invasive Species Council, and the Washington Invasive Species Council.
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Oregon's natural beauty, hiking with my family, and daily neighborhood walks around Troutdale with my lovely wife Marianne. Together we share an interest in music. I’ve played the drums for many years, and Marianne is a good pianist. I am supported by my children and grandchildren, and extended family that still live in the area.
Councilor David Ripma, (Position #1)
Patent Lawyer; Electrical Engineer
Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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. Previously, I worked as a research engineer and an electric utility regulatory consultant, among other things.
Government - Volunteer Experience:
- Troutdale City Council: 1993-2008 and 2010 to present
- Troutdale Planning Commission Chair 1991-1993 and 2010
- 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
- Represented Troutdale, Fairview, and Wood Village on the Metro Policy Advisory Committee
- Represented Troutdale on the East Multnomah County Transportation Committee
- Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council - appointed by Governor Kitzhaber, re-appointed by Governor Kulongoski
- Oregon Hanford Cleanup Board - appointed by Governor Kulongoski and I continue to serve
Please contact me with your ideas or concerns; I am always available and want to hear from citizens, or anyone interested in Troutdale. My goal as a city councilor is to help keep Troutdale the greatest place to live and work.
Troutdale is a beautiful city with a desirable location and unique history. Probably our biggest challenge today is maintaining and enlarging out 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.
We can accomplish a lot by working together! If you want to contact me, my e-mail address is next to my name, above, or call city hall at (503) 665-5175, or my home (503) 666-8462.
Councilor David Ripma
Councilor Eric Anderson, (Position #2)
Council President Norman Thomas, (Position #3)
Glenn White, (Position #4)
Councilor Rich Allen, (Position #5)
Councilor John L. Wilson, (Position #6)
City of Troutdale- Last Updated March 19, 2013