Dave Drotzmann, Hermiston mayor, local business owner, and Republican candidate for Senate District 29, was elected by League of Oregon Cities (LOC) members as the 2024 president at the organization’s annual conference.
Drotzmann served on the LOC Board from 2018-2020 and again since 2022. He has focused on giving Oregon communities the tools and autonomy they need to set their own goals and priorities with less state intervention during his time on the Tax & Finance Policy Committee.
“The more time I’ve spent working with city leaders across the state, the more I’ve seen that our biggest issue is local control,” Drotzmann said. “One size fits all, state mandated solutions don’t work for the balance of our 241 cities. I’m committed to continuing to advocate for cities of all sizes and making sure we can learn from each other while retaining the ability to set the best course for our individual futures.”
Drotzmann has served in elected office in Hermiston since 2002, including time on the Hermiston School District Board of Directors and as Hermiston mayor since 2012. He also owns and operates Lifetime Vision Source, an optometric clinic in Hermiston with about 15 employees.