Council Position 1

Laura Reid
Voicemail: 503-856-3431

I have been living Keizer’s motto of pride, spirit, and volunteerism since I moved here in 2001.

I have taught English at McNary High School all the years I've been here, and in that time I have gotten to know the community from the inside. I have become acquainted with thousands of students and their families, and I am fondly familiar with the character of this community because of it

At McNary, I have served in many capacities, and I have contributed to the efforts McNary is making to be world class. I am honored to work with such a dedicated and excellent staff. 

My three children have had the benefit of growing up in Keizer, and their experience here prepared them well for the adult world. They went through the McNary feeder system and were well prepared for university studies. They all graduated from Brigham Young University. My husband Tim and I also graduated from BYU and then did our graduate work at Oregon State. We moved to Keizer when I was hired at McNary and Tim was hired at Chemeketa as a history professor. He now works as a professor of science for BYU Idaho-Online. My two daughters work at Keizer Elementary, and my grandsons go to Forest Ridge. Our Keizer roots are strong and deep!

I have been on the board of directors of Keizer Heritage Foundation and the Keizer Homegrown Theatre. We have such a wealth of talent in Keizer, including many McNary alumni. My position on these boards has given me a tremendous appreciation for the many people who contribute countless volunteer hours for the good of the community.

I have also had many service opportunities through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For example, every year we clean up the Claggett Creek Cemetery, we contribute to the success of the community dinners hosted by St. Edwards, we helped with the Big Toy efforts, we have collected food for the food bank, help support refugees, and offer many other services to the community.

In addition to this, I have also served on the troop 67 Boy Scout Committee and on many Eagle Boards of review. I have seen the value of the contribution of the Boy Scouts to our community and I am proud to be a part of that organization. 

I am honored to be serving as a Keizer City Councilor. Since being elected in 2016, I have served on the Southeast Neighborhood Association, the Northeast Keizer Neighborhood Association, the West Keizer Neighborhood Association, the Keizer Public Arts Commission, the Community Diversity Engagement Committee, the Stormwater Advisory Committee, the Personnel Policy Committee, and several more. It takes a great deal of pride, spirit, and volunteerism to maintain our excellent quality of life, and it is a wonderful thing to be part of making that happen.