DALLAS -- Jim Fairchild recently received the Mayor's Leadership Award at the Oregon Mayors Association Summer Conference, Aug. 1-2 in Pendleton.
He was honored for achieving community goals while serving as mayor.
According to the association, the award is presented to mayors whose leadership qualities benefit their community as a whole, are involved in both community and intergovernmental affairs, facilitate productive relationships between the governing body and city employees, and help other mayors reach their full potential.
Fairchild said the award is not only for him, but for the council, committees and staff that listen to his ideas and help make them possible.
"I'm one of three legs of the stool," he said. "It's really an award for the town of Dallas."
Fairchild earned a master's degree in education and served as a teacher in Dallas and a city council member before being elected mayor eight years ago.
The association specifically cited his achievements in Dallas, including bringing in new low-income housing and commercial developments, promoting tourism, connecting the town with walking and biking trails, and expanding ball fields and adding playground equipment.
Lincoln City Mayor Lori Hollingsworth was also given the award.