Stafford Hamlet Bylaws:
For those interested in some resources such as:
Metro to County IGA Letter
County / Lake Oswego MOU
Clackamas / Metro Reserves IGA
Go to the Resources page and scroll down to 2012 - 2013
Calling all Interested Parties to:
“THE FUTURE OF STAFFORD HAMLET”
Community Planning Map Link:
ELECTIONS ARE HERE!
Stafford Hamlet Board Elections
December 2013 Town Hall
(date and location to be announced)
For an application:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Under 5 acres: 1 position available
Candidates running for 1 position open:
Over 5 acres: 2 positions available
Candidates running for 2 positions open:
At Large: 2 positions available
Candidates running for the 2 positions open:
Candidates Bio's Below:
As one of property owners who gave an easement to the construction of the new Rosemont Pathway, I want to join with like-minded citizens of the Stafford Hamlet who are willing to personally sacrifice, compromise and find common ground with one another. My wife and I have 4 children, 5 horses, and run an equestrian business on our 1.55 acre backyard. It is our hope that we can find a way to pass along this lifestyle to our children, grandchildren, and beyond. We are grateful to the large property owners who allow us to lease their land for pasture and respect the desire of some of them to gain value from the properties they invested in decades ago. I desire to serve on the board to help chart a pathway to a future that benefits us all.
Walt Gamble I am committed to fulfilling the expectations expressed in the Stafford Hamlet Values and Visions Statement which my neighbors’ endorsed by a wide margin. The Stafford Hamlet has grown from a good idea to a functioning community organization. It has taken almost 8 years to get here. I am determined to see a plan for Stafford Hamlet constructed on a foundation of trust and understanding. Future phases will require the Hamlet to stand firmly beside the governing entities while the region-wide growth solutions are developed. I now want to contribute my efforts as a member of the Board.
I am committed to fulfilling the expectations expressed in the Stafford Hamlet Values and Visions Statement which my neighbors’ endorsed by a wide margin. The Stafford Hamlet has grown from a good idea to a functioning community organization. It has taken almost 8 years to get here. I am determined to see a plan for Stafford Hamlet constructed on a foundation of trust and understanding. Future phases will require the Hamlet to stand firmly beside the governing entities while the region-wide growth solutions are developed. I now want to contribute my efforts as a member of the Board.
Serving as a board member is even more important now than ever, this began as a learning experience and from time to time still is, however through time, I have gained much more than I could have ever imagined. Meeting and working with so many neighbors, hearing about their lives, hopes and dreams. Watching folks come close together in very important times, relying on one another for support, guidance and making lifelong friends, have made this last 2 years working as a Stafford Hamlet Board member why I want to continue on this journey. The Stafford Hamlet community residents, the area, everything it expresses and embodies are a passion. I have felt a priority to stay involved and have committed for several years, for many reasons. My 4 children are/will attend schools in the hamlet; I work in the hamlet, and have a family in the hamlet. You can count on the fact; I will work hard for this community as I’ve done in the past, and will continue to do so in the future for the residents and the area of the Stafford Hamlet.
1) I am committed to protecting the integrity Stafford Hamlet’s Values and Vision Statement
2) Landover is the group made up with a number of folks besides me that owns the property has worked to keep those Values and Vision come to fruition by facilitating the sale of 50 plus acres, of highly visible, to Metro.
3) Additionally, we are open to allowing access from that Metro property through our remaining parcel of land with the hope of ultimately having the “Stafford Trails” reach the Tualatin River.
My wife and I are 15-year residents of the Hamlet. We love it the way it is, but know that change is inevitable. The more we are all involved in planning what we would like to see, the better result we will have. If we remain divided, ad hoc development will ultimately destroy our unique area.
Micheline and I proposed the equestrian community concept known as Stafford Trails. It would protect the beauty of our unique area and create a legacy we can all be proud of. Instead of thousands of roof tops filling every foot of our valleys, we support clustered housing of many types and price ranges, with the preservation of the maximum possible open space. Open spaces would include pastures, walking, running and horseback riding trails that would connect all of us with each other and our recreational facilities, forest and streams. Thank you for your support.
I have been a resident here in the Hamlet for 37 years and have enjoyed the pastoral setting, green space, wildlife and our proximity to Portland. It is a delightful, rare mix of a pastoral home setting so close to the amenities of a major city. I want that to continue. It is why I ran for the Hamlet board many years ago. I am currently the Hamlet Chairman, focusing on bringing opposing groups together to agree on a long range plan that will provide assurances that much of what we hold dear will continue for generations. All of our residents and owners want protections in the event of future development – either development by ourselves or by the three surrounding cities. We differ only on how to gain these assurances. I am running again for a director’s position to help solidify the Plan have it accepted by the County and used as the guiding document by Metro and the three cities in the event of future development
I would very much appreciate the opportunity to actively participate in the Stafford Hamlet Board. I recently moved here after living in Honolulu for 45 years. In Hawaii, I experienced the negative impacts of development done without adequate planning for infrastructure and healthy lifestyle. At the recent Hamlet meeting, I observed that our Hamlet is like and island, surrounded by developed communities rather than water. I believe my professional background and service experiences will enable me to make a meaningful contribution to Stafford Hamlet’s efforts to fully address future development here. I am a CPA and managed my own practice for 37 years. I also served on various community and professional boards. During my tenure as Chairman of the American Cancer Society-Hawaii Board, we studied efforts to develop neighborhoods that encourage and active, healthy lifestyle by providing pathways, parks and walk to commercial areas. Thank you for your consideration
Stafford Hamlet is our home. We enjoy living here because it is the way it is. I’d enjoy serving on the board again as a way to contribute to keeping it this way as much as possible.
We’ve come a long way in creating a solid presence at The Table. Because of this, the PLAN will carry a lot of weight in representing the current and future wishes of our community. So it needs to have the broadest input and acceptance in our community as possible. The divide between pro & anti-development voices may be narrowing, but I think having a good balance of viewpoints on the board is still important.
Please vote for me! Carol
As a member of the hamlet for the last 4 years, I have seen significant progress in the effort to put in place planning which reflects the Vision and Value Statement. I would like to continue to contribute to this effort.