City Recieves Safety Award

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Congratulations to employees of the City of Pendleton for having a very safe work year!!    During the 2015-16 fiscal year, the City had a total of 334,057 employee hours worked, with only 2 time loss injuries!

For this, the City was awarded the Silver Safety Award at the annual League of Oregon Cities Conference last week.  The only other city that did better had 0 injuries, for which they won the Gold award.


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In January of 2016 the City of Pendleton agreed to partner with several organizations to study the availability of housing in Pendleton.   The Round-Up City Development Corporation, the Pendleton Development Commission, Blue Mountain Community College, Umatilla County, and Pacificorp provided funding for the study.  Members were recruited from the construction industry, banking, realtors, local landlords, government, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Regional Solutions, and employers such as BMCC and Pacific Power (see »

City of Pendleton Volunteers Honored

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The April 19th City of Pendleton Council Meeting kicked off with a proclamation from Mayor Houk declaring Volunteer Week, acknowledging the generous service of community volunteers. It was followed by recognition of outstanding City of Pendleton volunteers who served in city departments during 2015.

Notice Budget Committee of the Pendleton Development Commission

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A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Pendleton Development Commission, Urban Renewal District, Umatilla County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held at the Vert Little Theater, City Hall complex, SW 4th Street entrance, Pendleton, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on the 5th of May, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.    

Transforming Downtown

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Oregon Main Street Welcomes Two New Transforming Downtown Communities

Salem — Oregon Main Street has accepted the Beaverton Downtown Association and the Pendleton Downtown Association at the Transforming Downtown level of Oregon Main Street. Communities participating at this level have a high degree of commitment to using the Main Street Approach® as a model for their downtown revitalization effort.


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The Pendleton Art Commission is asking for input on the statues for which will be placed in 2016 on the 100 block and the 300 block of Main Street. 

Those being considered for the 100 Block are Poker Jim, Clarence Burke and WiIlliam Minthorn.

Those being considered for the 300 Block are John Spain, Ernie Gallaher, Aura Goodwin Raley and Bonnie McCarroll.

Sister Exchange Program

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Those high school students interested in being considered for the Pendleton Cultural Foundation Youth Exchange to Minamisoma, Japan  in 2016 are asked to submit their applications to the ASPIRE office at the Pendleton High School.


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In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27.

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday!

Honoring our Veterans

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Since the birth of our Nation, American patriots have stepped forward to serve our country and defend our way of life. With honor and distinction, generations of servicemen and women have taken up arms to win our independence, preserve our Union, and secure our freedom. These heroes have put their lives on the line so that we might live in a world that is safer, freer, and more just, and we owe them a profound debt of gratitude.

Solar Incentive Program

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The City of Pendleton is participating in a Solar Incentive Program that will soon be installing solar panels on five City buildings. 

Partnering with Sunthurst Energy, led by Pendleton native Daniel Hale, this program is a win-win for the City and the citizens of Pendleton for a number of reasons, including:

  • It supports the use of energy derived from "green" sources;

  • It costs the City nothing to participate;

  • The City will earn revenues based on a share of the annual sales of energy.