Boerke sworn-in to Camas City Council

Newly elected Camas City Council member Marilyn Boerke took her oath of office during a city council meeting on Dec. 20, 2021. (Contributed photo courtesy of the city of Camas)

Marilyn Boerke has been sworn-in as Camas’ newest city council member.

Boerke took her oath of office during a Dec. 20 council workshop and was officially sworn in by Camas City Attorney Shawn MacPherson. Boerke will represent Camas Ward 1, position 2, with her term expiring in December 2025. She replaces longtime city councilor Melissa Smith, who did not seek re-election in 2021.

Camas voters elected Boerke to the position in the Nov. 2, 2021, general election, giving her 51 percent of the votes. The Clark County Elections department certified the results of  the general election on Nov. 23.

Boerke, a 35-year Camas resident whose children grew up in the Camas community, gives back to the community through volunteering with the Downtown Camas Association, Camas-Washougal Rotary and Camas-Washougal Community Chest. Boerke’s parents and late husband, Thomas, were all teachers. She also followed an educational service path and currently serves as the Camas School District’s director of talent development and as the district’s interim elementary education director.