Councilor Krisanna Clark Endicott

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Councilor, Krisanna Clark Endicott
krisanna.endicott@ci.redmond.or.us

 

I am so excited to join the Redmond City Council.  I have the unique background of serving as an elected official for many years in multiple jurisdictions in the State of Oregon.  First elected to serve on city council in Sherwood, OR in 2011, I served two terms as city councilor and was elected to two additional terms as mayor. 

A fourth generation Oregonian, I was born and raised in Beaverton, OR.  I graduated from Willamette University with a BS, double majoring in Business Economics and English.  I was a two sport collegiate athlete, varsity lettering in basketball and softball.  My professional background is in claims, focused on bodily injury, contract review and litigation.  After college I met and married my late husband, Del Clark, an estate and business attorney, and we had two beautiful children. When my children were 6 and 7 years old, we discovered that my late husband had a brain tumor.  After a valiant nine month battle, Del lost his battle with cancer, and I was the last parent standing. 

Our family has always held a strong belief of being in service to others.  I also believe that there is no better way to work through your own struggles then to help others with theirs.  This is where my journey into public service began, and I will forever be grateful for all the joy it has given my family. 

That’s not to say that public service is for the faint of heart.  There is disagreement, opposing viewpoints, and varied positions for every issue.  Throughout my public service, I have stood by my premise that you can disagree without being disagreeable.  I feel fortunate that my public service introduced me to my now husband, Redmond Mayor George Endicott, and the wonderful City of Redmond.  I am excited to bring my ideas to Redmond for an active duty military banner program and a community garden, which I am working on now to implement.

I believe there are characteristics that make a great city elected official and I am dedicated to being a visible, contributing elected official for Redmond.  A great elected official is “present” at many local events and the first to volunteer to serve.  A civic servant attends local service organization events, local school events, local faith communities and support local businesses by “buying local”.  Such a person seeks to improve the lives of their citizens by bringing innovative ideas and being willing to lead in implementing those ideas.  A great elected official treats the position as a job, pursues higher educational opportunities on city, county, state and federal government boards and commissions. As an additional duty, one lobbies  the legislature for funding that can improve the lives of their citizens.

I am fiscally conservative, believing that local government’s job is to provide public health, public safety, infrastructure and economic development while being diligent to assure taxpayer funds are spent wisely.

I have served on multiple local, regional and/or state boards and commissions.

-Chair of the Sherwood Urban Renewal Board

-Washington County Coordination Committee

-Region 1 Advisory Committee on Transportation

-Southwest Corridor Plan

-League of Oregon Cities water/wastewater committee, finance committee and community development committee

-League of Oregon Cities Board

-Metro Mayors Consortium

In Redmond, I served on the Planning Commission.  As your city councilor, I am your representative on the Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation and now serve on the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Aviation subcommittee.  I was recently appointed to the National League of Cities 2020 Presidential Election Task Force.  

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your City Councilor.  I look forward to serving with you.