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Karen Blair
Councilmember Ward 2

Blair, Karen

Karen Blair was first elected as councilwoman for Ward 2 in November, 2010.  Her current term of office is January 2011 through December 2014. 

Occupation:  Real Estate Broker

Education:  Medford Senior High School Graduate 1970, Bassist Fashion Institute Graduate 1971, Rogue Community College LPN 1973

Business:  LPN 14 years, Travel Consultant 15 years Real Estate Broker since 1996

Politics:  City of Medford Committees and Commissions, Housing & Community Development, Landmarks and Historic Commission, Citizens Planning Advisory Commission, Budget Committee, City Grants Committee.  Jackson County, Committee for Citizen Involvement.  Rogue Valley Association of Realtor and Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service Boards

Three top priorities:  Public Safety, Jobs, Smaller government and local control.

I believe I can make a positive contribution to my community.  Managing our growth will be our biggest challenge heading into the future.  Given our proximity to I-5 and our strategic location between Portland and San Francisco, growth is inevitable.  Given our physical restrictions of limited land mass surrounded by mountains we must take great care in how, when, where and why we grow.  It will take broadminded, enthusiastic and creative leaders to create and maintain a sustainable economy and lifestyle in our valley.  I have been working for more than eight years preparing to take on a leadership role in my community and feel it is now time for me to step up to the plate, be counted and participate at the city council level. 

Her current term expires December, 2014.

To contact Karen via e-mail, please use council@ci.medford.or.us or Karen.Blair@cityofmedford.org


Boards & Commissions

Landmarks & Historic Preservation Commission
City Budget Committee
Arts Commission
Medford Urban Renewal Agency Board
Medford Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Parking Commission

Address & Contact Information
411 West 8th Street
Medford, OR 97501

Phone: 541-608-0447
FAX: 541-618-1700

E-mail address: 

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