Honest, accomplished, and committed, Lori Chavez-DeRemer was Mayor of Happy Valley from 2010-2018 where she led Oregon’s fastest-growing community. As Mayor, Lori presided over important changes in the city, making it more business-friendly, offer more affordable housing options for families, and a safe place to build a career and raise a family.
Her most important job, she’ll tell you, is a mom and a small businesswoman. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. Shawn DeRemer, and supported the couple as he finished medical school. Later she helped Shawn found Anesthesia Associates Northwest and they now run several medical clinics throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Lori’s public service career began in 2002, serving on the Happy Valley Parks Committee, where she helped build the Happy Valley 4th of July Festival that it is today. Later she won a seat on the Happy Valley City Council and became City Council President. She was elected to Mayor in 2010, becoming Happy Valley’s first female and Latina elected mayor. She was re-elected in 2014.
Lori and Shawn are now parents of twin daughters, who are making their own footprints in the world. Annie works in the family health care business on the management side while Emilie is a public defender in Michigan.
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