Mayor Gary Williams is serving his fifth term as the Mayor of Cottage Grove. He has served since 2000. Prior to serving as Mayor he was a City Councilor representing Ward 3 for 4 years (he was appointed to fill the remaining portion of a vacant seat and then ran for Mayor mid-way through his first full term).
In addition to his City of Cottage Grove duties, Gary Williams has been on the National League of Cities-Crime Prevention and Public Safety Policy Committee for 13 years. He represents region xv (Oregon and Washington) on the National Association of Regional Councils Board of Directors (NARC). He was recently reelected to my 3rd term on the NARC Board. The Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) is our local piece of NARC.
Gary Williams has also worked as part of the West Coast Corridor Coalition and Cascadia Mayors Association on transportation and commerce issues and Homeland security issues.
Cottage Grove Mayor Gary Williams’ official government website
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