Wilsonville, OR — Current Council President, Kristin Akervall, has announced she will run for reelection to Wilsonville City Council in the November 2020 election.
Akervall is a native Oregonian and longtime resident of the Villebois community. She is the mother of a young daughter and loves Wilsonville for all that it has brought her family. “I am so grateful to be raising my child in this incredible community. I want to continue to give back in service to my city, and to the other residents that call Wilsonville home.”
“The last several weeks have brought many challenges for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many uncertainties right now, but we know this time period will eventually end. We also expect that the future that follows will be different from what we have known before. As we chart that path forward, I believe it is important that we continue to focus on building an environment that allows our strengths to shine. Wilsonville has great schools, family-friendly infrastructure, and is a welcoming and caring community,” explains Akervall. “The council has a difficult job, but I am ready to bring my experience and perspective to build on the offerings of the city and navigate towards a bright future.”
In her role on City Council, Council President Akervall serves as council liaison to the Library Strategic Planning Committee and on the Willamette Intake Facilities Commission. She has also served as the Chair of the Town Center Plan Task Force and Transit Master Plan Task Force. Prior to serving on City Council, Akervall served on the Budget Committee for the West Linn Wilsonville School Board, the City of Wilsonville Development Review Board Panel A, and participated in the 2015 Wilsonville Leadership Academy.
“Our community is so valuable and I love living here. I believe local government is hugely important to all of our lives. The benefits of our community didn’t happen by chance. In my experience serving in our community, I have learned the strength of careful assessment, community involvement, and the importance of having inclusive and selfless leaders at the helm,” says Akervall. “I study, I listen, I give respect—I work together.”
Akervall graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Willamette University and has worked for private companies, non-profits, and in the field of higher education, covering positions in research and data analysis. She currently is working on a Masters of Science Degree in Business Analytics from Syracuse University. She lives in Wilsonville with her husband and nine-year-old daughter, who is a student in the dual language program at Lowrie Primary School.