Council Position 5

Amy Ripp.jpgAmy Ryan


Amy wears many hats in the community. She is a mother first of two young men attending Western Oregon University and a businesswoman who is CEO/President for both Eco Star Carpet Care and Whitehorse Media Group.

Amy is a hometown girl who was grew up in Keizer is a fiscal conservative and a pro-business advocate. She is passionate about the community of Keizer and a leader in improving the areas of Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Public Safety.

Her community service is long standing. She is devoted to helping local children’s programs. She is a longtime volunteer for the Special Olympics as a sports official and she has also volunteered as an OSAA sports official for 12 years. She serves as a 19 year volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club in several capacities; coach, mentor, program development, ethics board and fundraising. She also fundraises locally for United Way, Salvation Army, and Law Enforcement for youth and is one of the founders of Hoopla 3 on 3 basketball.

Amy is a published author, international speaker and guest columnist. Her professional associations are longstanding in the community. A member of the Salem Chamber of Commerce for 19 years and the founder of their Chamber Businesswoman program she is also a Chamber of Commerce volunteer. She is a business advocate and champion and she represents businesses on a legislative level.

Amy serves on several boards including the American Cancer Society, the Keizer Chamber Board of Directors, and the Ethics/Athletics Board for the Boys and Girls Club. She has worked with many local pageants and the Miss Universe pageant and she frequently serves as a pageant judge around Oregon holding multiple titles herself.  She recognizes the importance of encouraging young ladies today to lead a healthy lifestyle of leadership and service.

As a Keizer City Official Amy serves as a liaison to the Keizer Public Art Commission, the Keizer Chamber of Commerce, the Festival Advisory Board, Keizer United and is a member of the Budget committee. She also volunteers her time locally to community projects and is the founder of Keizer Cares which donates blankets and new stuffed animals to our Keizer Police Department and local shelters and the Keizer Christmas program serving local families and children in need at Christmas.

There is no doubt that Amy loves the community of Keizer and believes in the people, supporting local business, and above all the kids. She believes in the balance of growth, fiscal responsibility and long term planning.