CAMAS — Camas City Councilor Shannon Roberts announced Wednesday she is stepping down as the Ward 1, Position 1 representative effective immediately. Roberts informed city staff of her decision July 26.
Roberts was elected to her first term in 2019 after winning 54.7 percent of the 6,729 votes cast, defeating challenger Deanna Rusch.
Roberts did not say why she was stepping down or what her plans for the future entail.
“We’re very sad to see Shannon leave, but we certainly appreciate her dedication to the city during her time on the council,” Camas Mayor Steve Hogan said in a press release. “We wish her the best on her future endeavors and thank her for her service.”
Originally from Tennessee, Roberts has lived in Camas since 2015 and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
While serving on the council, Roberts was appointed liaison to the Georgia-Pacific Mill Advisory Committee, Homelessness Strategy Committee, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and Public Safety Committee. She also served on the North Shore Subarea Plan Steering Committee and Salary Commission.
City officials are working on a process to replace Roberts and will set a timeline for the application process. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks.