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Mayor Tim Knapp has served since 2009 as the top-elected official of the City of Wilsonville, where he has helped to lead efforts in economic development, regional community relations and “smart-growth” urban-development strategies. Mayor Knapp was re-elected in the November 2016 election to a third four-year-long term of office.
Mayor Knapp was first appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wilsonville City Council in November 2003, and was subsequently elected as a City Councilor in 2004. At the time of his appointment he was a member of the city’s Development Review Board, which reviews and takes quasi-judicial action on land-use applications, and serving as president-elect of the local chamber of commerce.
Since 2011, Mayor Knapp has served as the Clackamas County Cities representative to the greater-Portland Metro regional government’s transportation advisory board, Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT), first as the alternate 2011-14 and then as the primary representative starting in 2015. Previously during 2010-11, Mayor Knapp served as the Other (small) Cities of Clackamas County alternate representative to Metro’s land-use advisory board, Metropolitan Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC). He also represented the Other (small) Cities of Clackamas County on the Portland Metro Urban/Rural Reserves Steering Committee during 2008-09.
Mayor Knapp actively participates in County Coordinating Committees for both Clackamas and Washington counties. He also serves on the French Prairie Forum, an inter-jurisdictional committee of North Willamette Valley local governments. Mayor Knapp also participates in the Small Cities Consortium of Greater Portland Inc. (GPI), Metropolitan Mayors Ad-Hoc Consortium, Oregon Mayors Association and League of Oregon Cities.
Mayor Knapp has been involved over the years in many local government and nonprofit activities, including serving on the board of the local Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2009, the Wilsonville Adjunct Transportation Planning Committee from 1997 to 2003, and the West Side Merchants’ Association from 1993 to 1996.
His career background includes a decade in progressively responsible positions in the property-casualty insurance claims industry and two decades self-employed in the automobile accessory manufacturing and distribution business. Mayor Knapp and his wife Melodee, who have three grown children, have spent the past 20-plus years in the design, construction and operation of a neo-traditional style, mixed-use commercial/industrial business center, Old Town Village, in Wilsonville. They have been Wilsonville residents since 1986.
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