- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The Umatilla City Council appointed Daren Dufloth to be the city’s new mayor.

The East Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/G7CIJd ) Dufloth took up the gavel immediately after Tuesday night’s appointment and ran the meeting.

He replaces David Trott, who resigned in March because of irreconcilable differences with the council.

Dufloth has lived in the Eastern Oregon community for nearly two decades and owns a local strip club.

Dufloth told the council before his appointment that Umatilla’s greatest asset is its approachable and open residents, followed by its prime location along the Columbia River.

The council still must fill two open seats. One councilor resigned last month, citing health reasons.

Council president Mary Dedrick stepped down at the end of Tuesday’s meeting, saying she wanted to help revitalize Umatilla through other channels.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com

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