For two decades, Lynn Peterson has provided steady, confident and visionary leadership for the diverse communities of the Metro region.

A trained transportation engineer and land use expert, Lynn’s public service started as a Lake Oswego City Councilor, and later as the first elected Chair of the Clackamas County Commission. Her leadership creating great communities has led to senior roles in the administrations of two governors, and most recently Interim Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon.

Lynn believes collaboration is the foundation of our region’s economic growth, vibrant neighborhoods and small towns, and integrated system of parks and transportation.

Lynn’s Record:

  • Record of successfully reforming large agencies, focusing on reducing costs to serve more people.
  • Record of preserving and attracting jobs and improving access to employment, helping Main Street and homegrown businesses with a focus on clean economy job growth, and making sure transportation investments benefit local contractors.
  • Working collaboratively with cities and counties, Securing billions for regional transportation investments, securing affordable housing along light rail and transit lines.
  • Provided leadership and quick resolution in emergency situations, including Sandy River flooding, the Oso mud slide in rural Washington, and collapse of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge

I was moved by the many posts acknowledging friends and family yesterday that have served. And the world taking time to show up and remember when we came together as a world to defend freedom.

I thank all that have served. And appreciate you stepping up to defend all of our rights.

Originally known as Armistice Day. Then changed in 1954 to Veterans Day to acknowledge. Below is the Woodrow Wilson’s original address designating Armistice Day.

The White House, November 11, 1919.

A year ago today our enemies laid down their arms in accordance with an armistice which rendered them impotent to renew hostilities, and gave to the world an assured opportunity to reconstruct its shattered order and to work out in peace a new and juster set of international relations. The soldiers and people of the European Allies had fought and endured for more than four years to uphold the barrier of civilization against the aggressions of armed force. We ourselves had been in the conflict something more than a year and a half.

With splendid forgetfulness of mere personal concerns, we remodeled our industries, concentrated our financial resources, increased our agricultural output, and assembled a great army, so that at the last our power was a decisive factor in the victory. We were able to bring the vast resources, material and moral, of a great and free people to the assistance of our associates in Europe who had suffered and sacrificed without limit in the cause for which we fought.

Out of this victory there arose new possibilities of political freedom and economic concert. The war showed us the strength of great nations acting together for high purposes, and the victory of arms foretells the enduring conquests which can be made in peace when nations act justly and in furtherance of the common interests of men.

To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.

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