Ridgefield City Council appoints Ron Onslow mayor, Jennifer Lindsay mayor pro tem

Ron Onslow was appointed as Ridgefield’s mayor at the City Council meeting on Thu., Jan. 11. Jennifer Lindsay was appointed as mayor pro tem.
Ron Onslow was appointed as Ridgefield’s mayor at the City Council meeting on Thu., Jan. 11. Jennifer Lindsay was appointed as mayor pro tem.

In Ridgefield, citizens elect at-large council members to four-year terms and council members select a mayor and mayor pro tem

RIDGEFIELD – Ron Onslow was appointed as Ridgefield’s mayor at the City Council meeting on Thu., Jan. 11. Jennifer Lindsay was appointed as mayor pro tem. In Ridgefield, citizens elect at-large council members to four-year terms and council members select a mayor and mayor pro tem at the first Council Meeting of every even numbered year. First, members nominate candidates from among themselves to serve as mayor, then vote. After the selected mayor is announced, the process is repeated for mayor pro tem. 

Ron Onslow
Ron Onslow

Mayor Ron Onslow has served on the City Council since 2007. He previously served as mayor from 2008-2018. From the Refuge Park off leash area to the Ridgefield Rosauers, Mayor Onslow has been instrumental in advocating for the services and amenities Ridgefield’s residents need in a rapidly growing community. He has also led numerous volunteer projects including Ridgefield Roundabout Wine and the Ron Onslow Nature Play Area in Abrams Park. 

“I look forward to continuing work with our dedicated Council and community of volunteers that give so much to keep Ridgefield great,” Mayor Onslow said. 

Onslow has represented the city of Ridgefield on the C-TRAN Board, Regional Transportation Council, Urban Policy Board, Discovery Clean Water Alliance Board, and Association of Washington Cities Board. In 2022, the Greater Vancouver Chamber awarded Onslow the First Citizen Award in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the community. 

Jennifer Lindsay
Jennifer Lindsay

Jennifer Lindsay was selected to serve as mayor pro tem. Lindsay has served as a council member since October 2018 and served as mayor the previous term. Mayor Pro Tem Lindsay has represented Ridgefield locally and regionally on issues including school funding, affordable housing, and public safety. She has also dedicated time volunteering with service groups such as Ridgefield Lions, the 4th of July Committee, and the Booster Club. 

“One of the things that makes Ridgefield such a special place is that we have multiple people willing to step up and take on leadership roles. It is my honor to serve the people of Ridgefield and I will continue to do so in whatever role I hold,” said Mayor Pro Tem Lindsay. 

Onslow and Lindsay will serve as mayor and mayor pro tem for the 2024-2025 term.

Information provided by the city of Ridgefield.


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