PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Denyse McGriff made history last week by being the first person of color to be elected mayor of Oregon City.

She was also the first African-American Oregon City Commissioner after being Principal Planner in Oregon City in the late 80s to mid-90s, as well as a planner in Tillamook and other Communities.

McGriff is a key figure in the future of Oregon City as it looks to revitalize its downtown and improve public access to the scenic Willamette Falls.

Watch the full interview in the player above