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Retiring Mayor Gourley intends to continue public service


December 13, 2016

Mayor Jim Gourley

Dec. 31 will mark the official end of Mayor Jim Gourley’s 24-year career as a member of the Sweet Home City Council.

The city will host a farewell reception for Gourley from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the City Hall Annex, located behind City Hall, 1140 12th Ave., and he led his final regular council meeting Tuesday.

Gourley says he would like to start concentrating on other things after such a long tenure with the council, requiring many hours and days of service each month.

He first won office in 1992.

“We had the timber supply issues,” he said. “We had a job crisis. We h...

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