Camas City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Burton has announced she will not run for reelection in 2021.
“It was a really tough decision,” Burton said in a statement released Tuesday, April 27. “It’s an honor to serve our Camas community as the council and administration worked together to strengthen our city operations and community.”
Council members selected Burton, a longtime Camas resident with extensive corporate experience, out of “eight very qualified candidates” to fill a vacant council position in January 2019.
Burton said in 2019 that, “as a 20-year Camas resident with 30 years in Clark County” she had witnessed Camas transform from a mill town to a thriving community.
“We’ve experienced rapid growth and development. While the demographics changed, so has the need for city services and the role of city government,” Burton stated in her city council application.