Meet the Council

Meet the Council


Mayor Teri Lenahan

Prior to being elected Mayor Teri Lenahan had served on the City Council since 2008.  She currently works in the financial planning field.  She is also a member of the North Plains Events Association and Chamber of Commerce.  


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Sherrie Simmons

Councilor Sherrie Simmons has served on Council since 2015 and was elected Council President in January 2017.  She is currently working as Director of Operations at Interlink Health. She is a member of the North Plains Events Association and member of the Chamber of Commerce.Her term expires on December 2018.

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 butch.jpg Robert "Butch" Kindel

Councilor Robert "Butch" Kindel has served on the City Council since  1981.  He has also previously served as Mayor.  Council Kindel recently retired from Jewett Cameron Company.  His term will expire in December 2020.

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Russ Sheldon

Prior to being selected to the City Council, Sheldon served on the Budget Committee.  He is now serving his second term as a Board Director of the North Plains Chamber of Commerce, currently as its President.  In addition, he also serves as a Board Director of multiple Not for Profit organizations. Sheldon is a member and officer of the North Plains Knights of Phythias, Glencoe Lodge No. 22.  With a passion for the vitality and livability of a small town, Councilor Sheldon has been an active participant in various volunteer roles.  He is a recipient of the 2012 North Plains Volunteer of the Year award and the 2015 Volunteer Lifetime Achievement award.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at Portland State University.  A veteran of the emergency vehicle industry, Councilor Sheldon currently works on the leadership team of Metro West Ambulance, headquartered in Hillsboro.  Russ and his wife, Karen, have two sons and a daughter.

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 Larry Gonzales

Prior to being appointed to City Council, Larry Gonzales had served on the Planning Commission since 2014.  He was previously on the Planning Commission and Economic Development Committee for Eagle Point, Oregon.  He was also on the Library Board for Jackson County, Oregon.  Larry currently works as a recruiter for Intel Corporation.  

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Cameron Martinez was raised in North Plains having graduated with honors From Glencoe High School.  She then lived in Hillsboro for several years before she moved with her husband and children back to North Plains. She pursued her dream of becoming a Registered Nurse with a degree in Community Health Education from Portland State University, and then received her nursing degree from the University of Portland.  She is a District Nurse (RN) for the Hillsboro School District.  She is proud to serve others and the city that she loves.

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Garth Eimers

Prior to being selected for the Council, Garth served on the Planning Commission and the Vision Committee in North Plains.  He moved to Washington County in 1977 and had a career in High tech sales and marketing.  He has served as the President of the Forest Grove Planning Commission and was elected President of Orcas Island Port Commission.  In addition, he served as EMS Chief and Interim Fire Chief, San Juan County FPD 2 and as President of North Region EMS and Trauma Council.  He currently is a Councilor with SCORE providing advice to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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