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City councilor will preside over collegiate summer league

Dennis Koho
Dennis Koho

Keizer City Councilor Dennis Koho has a new role: the board of directors of the West Coast League recently announced his appointment as new league president.

The West Coast League is a summer collegiate league for aspiring pros with teams from throughout the Northwest.

“My first order of business is to meet each of the owners, see their properties and operations, and listen to their concerns,” Koho said.  “After making those initial rounds, we can take steps to further enhance the West Coast League brand. Our goal is to make the league the premier summer collegiate league in North America.”

Koho, an attorney in private practice in Keizer, served as Keizer’s mayor from 1993 to 1999 and is currently a member of the Keizer City Council.  During his tenure as mayor, he was instrumental in the construction of Volcanoes Stadium where the Short Season Class A Salem-Keizer Volcanoes play and securing the relocation of that team to Keizer.

Koho also served as the president of Salem Electric Cooperative and as the chair of the Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments.  He currently serves as president of the Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network among his many other community and civic involvements.  He is a native of Bend and grew up three blocks from where the Bend Elks of the West Coast League now play.

Koho assumes his duties immediately.  The league office has been moved to Keizer.  The new phone number is 503-390-2543 and the mailing address is PO Box 20790, Keizer, Oregon 97307.  Koho may be reached by email at [email protected]