Elect Karin Power - Milwaukie City Council Position 4

I am running for City Council because I believe what we do in the next four years will set Milwaukie’s course for the twenty that follow.

Milwaukie is poised to reinvigorate its reputation as a friendly, close-knit alternative to St. John's, Oregon City, and other Portland suburbs.  A stabilizing general fund and new momentum on Main Street, our riverfront, and other neighborhood parks have brought new investment, engagement, and businesses to Milwaukie. 

Now, we must capitalize on these efforts.  The city can thrive if we vote for a revitalized downtown and neighborhood shops. We can develop a stronger reputation in the region if we work together -- NDAs, committees, busy working parents and new residents, county partners, and city staff -- to tackle essential challenges in a collaborative way.  We can only do these things, however, with the right kind of leadership.

As Chair of Island Station Neighborhood and past Chair of Kellogg Good Neighbor Committee here in Milwaukie, I have rekindled our neighborhood parks group, tackled street safety issues, and brought neighbors to the table to find solutions to local issues. As part of these efforts, I have led conversations on a host of contentious issues in a way that recognizes our diversity of opinion and perspective, as well as our shared dedication to the city we love.  As a result, and despite our differences, we have found common ground more times than not.  This is the type of leadership I’ll bring to the City Council.   

Just as I will as City Councilor, I welcome your thoughts, ideas, and advice.  Please join our campaign for Milwaukie City Council and help build the Milwaukie we all want and deserve.  I look forward to working with you in the years to come.

Listen to Karin beginning at 3:35 as she talks about why she decided to run for Council. 

Clackamas Review interviews City of Milwaukie and Gladstone political candidates. October 2014.

Karin in the news...

Coverage of the City Council Position No. 4 race:

As neighborhood chair, joining with others to donate our time for community fundraisers:

Getting married in Clackamas County!

Speaking about Kellogg Good Neighbor work in Clackamas County's 2014 State of the County video (beginning at 3:45)

Organizing a yard-to-table event series and MC'ing the Milwaukie Film Festival movie night:

Occupational Background

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Staff Attorney for The Freshwater Trust
Past work in commercial retail real estate law, Oregon land use law, and fundraising for non-profit museum and foster kids support organizations

Community Experience

Island Station Neighborhood Association: current Chair; past Secretary
Kellogg Wastewater Treatment Plant Good Neighbor Committee: current Vice-Chair; past Chair

Volunteer Work

Oregon State Bar Executive Committee, Environment and Natural Resources Section


B.A., International Relations, Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, Mass.)
J.D., Lewis & Clark Law School (Portland, Ore.)