Camas welcomes new mayor, councilwoman

Barry McDonnell, Shannon Roberts attend first council meeting as elected officials

Newly elected Camas Mayor Barry McDonnell (center) and newly elected Camas City Councilwoman Shannon Roberts (right), a United States Navy veteran, join Camas City Councilwoman Melissa Smith (left) and other council members during the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the city council's Dec. 2 meeting.

(Post-Record file photo) Camas City Council members Ellen Burton (left), Melissa Smith (second from left), and Shannon Roberts (right), and Mayor Barry McDonnell (second from right) prepare before the Dec. 2, 2019 city council meeting. The council voted this week to implement "phase one" cost-savings, including a hiring freeze on new and seasonal workers, to help the city of Camas withstand financial impacts of statewide closures meant to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Newly elected Camas City Councilwoman Shannon Roberts (center) jokes with Stacy McDonnell, wife of newly elected Camas mayor Barry McDonnell, after a Dec. 2 Camas City Council meeting. Roberts won her campaign against former City Councilwoman Deanna Rusch in November, and the Dec. 2 meeting marked her first as an elected official.