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Detroit Mayor Trett given leadership award

Detroit mayor Jim Trett has been named the 2023 Small City Leadership Award winner by the Oregon Mayors Association.

Trett received the honor at the association’s summer conference Aug. 10-12 at Hood River. Also honored were Tamie Kaufman of Gold Beach (medium city) and Dave Drotzmann of Hermiston (large city).

Trett was honored for his work in leading Detroit’s recovery from the deadly 2020 Labor Day weekend wildfires.

Trett’s efforts were considered by an Oregon Mayors Association selection committee, which was looking at nominations of mayors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities which have contributed to lasting benefits in his/her city and the community as a whole.  Special consideration was given to mayors who have:

•  Shown considerable involvement in community affairs and intergovernmental relations;

•  Shown exceptional skill in helping to facilitate productive relationships between the governing body and city employees; and

•  Helped other Oregon mayors reach their full potential as community leaders.

Trett, a retired Keizer firefighter who served for 34 years, also volunteers as the board president of Capitol City Medical Teams.

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