Conversation with the Mayor

In January, new mayor Julie Manning shook City Recorder Kathy Louie’s hand after she was sworn in. (Andy Cripe/Gazette-Times)
Monday, March 14, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
The Renaissance Building, 136 SW Washington St.

Attendance is free. Lunch is $8 for members, $10 for non-members.  To save a seat, send e-mail to with “City Club March 14” in the subject line by March 10.

There is no shortage of long-term issues facing the City of Corvallis: taxes, sustainability, homelessness, housing, economic development, open space, OSU’s growth and traffic. In the short term, the City faces decisions on budget, the search for new city manager and immediate issues for the city council to tackle. As one of her first orders of business, recently elected Mayor Julie Manning is developing goals with the council. At this City Club meeting, the mayor will discuss those goals as well as budget options and the replacement of retiring City Manager Jon Nelson.
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Manning is Vice President for Development, Marketing and Public Relations at Samaritan Health Services. Her department is responsible for public relations, marketing, and fundraising activities for the system’s five hospitals, 25 physician clinics, three health plans and one senior care facility.
Prior to her election as mayor in 2010, she served eight years on the Corvallis Budget Commission and chaired the city’s 2020 Vision Committee. She served as a high school and college instructor in journalism and mass media, as a daily newspaper reporter, and as Assistant Press Secretary to former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh.
Manning is an active community volunteer. She is a past president of the Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis and the United Way of Benton County. She currently co-chairs Benton County’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and chairs the Public Relations Committee for Rotary’s District 5110. Manning is the board chair of E3: Employers for Education Excellence, which is the education arm of the Oregon Business Council. She was named Corvallis’ Junior First Citizen in 1997 and Corvallis’ First Citizen in 2005.

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