Ashland resident Alan DeBoer has received the President's Medal from Southern Oregon University. DeBoer has a long-standing history of community involvement and leadership as a business owner, volunteer and elected official.

Ashland resident Alan DeBoer has received the President's Medal from Southern Oregon University. DeBoer has a long-standing history of community involvement and leadership as a business owner, volunteer and elected official.

In addition to owning Town and Country Chevrolet in Ashland, he is past president of the Oregon Automobile Dealers Association and runner-up finalist for the Time Magazine Quality Dealer of the Year. DeBoer served as the mayor of Ashland from 2000 to 2004. He was appointed to the Governor's Vehicle Emission Workforce and to the Task Force for County Services by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

DeBoer's organization roster includes Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Ashland YMCA, Ashland Rotary, Ashland Elks Lodge, Ashland Community Land Trust and Mt. Ashland Association. Both the Ashland Chamber of Commerce and the Ashland Elks Lodge have named DeBoer Citizen of the Year.