At the January 9, 2020 Longview City Council meeting, Councilmember MaryAlice Wallis was elected the 23rd Mayor of Longview. She is one of three women to hold the office of Mayor in the history of Longview since 1923. Mayor Wallis stated, “I am honored to serve the residents of Longview and feel privileged to serve as Mayor for the next two years.”
Mayor Wallis joined Longview City Council in 2017. She campaigned with the motto, “Lead with Integrity”, and has maintained that promise. While serving on the Council she has supported local small businesses and economic growth. She advocates for quality family wage jobs and supports apprenticeship programs, and higher education to help ensure that all citizens receive necessary skills as they seek employment. She desires a healthy community for citizens to reside and raise families in beautiful historic Longview Washington.
Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Wallin stated, “MaryAlice is a “total collaborator”, who is hardworking, well-informed and pleasant to work with. She enjoys sitting down and working through how to get things done in the city.”
Mayor Wallis is a dedicated Councilmember, works well with others and has pledged to be a team-builder with her colleagues on the Council and for the Citizens of Longview. “I am successful when we are all successful,” states Mayor Wallis.