Welcome to the beautiful and quaint town of Donald, Oregon. The City has a rich history in agriculture, industry, business, and family. Sometime during the period of 1840 to 1860 Donald was first settled by farmers and loggers from the Midwest. By the early 1900’s Donald was a main station for the Oregon Electric Railway. From its railway heritage is how the city’s name came about. The City was named after R.L. Donald who was an official of the construction company that built the railway. The railroad in Donald is heavily used today. Donald became an incorporated city December 6, 1912 and 2012 marked the City’s 100th anniversary.
The City is located 24 miles south of Portland and 27 miles north of Salem in the stunning Willamette Valley. Champoeg State Heritage Park, which is one of the State of Oregon’s most notable landmarks, is just four miles west. Six miles east of town is Wes Lematta Field at Aurora State Airport, Oregon’s third busiest airport. Donald’s unique location provides easy access to some of Oregon’s biggest cities and attractions while remaining a small rural community.
Public Announcement - The Donald Hazelnut Festival Committee is hard at work planning and preparing for the huge one day event. The event is on Saturday, July 12. The public should note that staging for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. and start at 11 a.m. The parade map is linked below.
Setup for the Festival will begin at 6 a.m. and the streets will be reopened by 10 p.m. The streets involved are Main, Crisell, Feller, Williams, and Oak. If you live or have a business on one of the streets that will be closed please make prior arrangements with parking and entry/exit of your property.
For more information about the events and to get involved visit the Donald Hazelnut Festival page at www.donaldhazelnutfestival.com
Parade Map Festival Map
PUBLIC NOTICE: Sewer Collection System - This is a public notice in regards to the City’s sewer collection system. For the last four days there has been an abnormal amount of sewer control box alarms sounding. The Public Works Department investigated and found malfunctioning air release values throughout the main line system. Air and gas built up in the lines causing the sewage flow to the lagoons to be slowed. At this time the Public Works Department will replace the broken air release valves. We appreciate your patience during this repair process. If you experience sewer backing up into your home please call the pager immediately 503-301-6479. The pager system is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Thank you for your attention to this matter and as always it is a pleasure to be of service to the City of Donald.
Public Notice - Sewer Alarms
French Prairie Farms Gives Donald a Deal for 6 Street Flower Baskets:French Prairie Farms located between Donald and St. Paul on French Prairie Road gave a huge price relief to the City for the purchase of 6 hanging flower baskets. These flower baskets are hanging on the streets of Donald. Without their kindness and support these beautiful baskets would not be possible. The Farm has lots of events that happen throughout the year. Check out their website or visit the farm for more details and be sure to support their business like they have Donald. Thank you Pohlschneider Family for your generosity!
Don Sprague from Garden Gallery Iron Works:Gave the City of Donald a big price break on 6 metal hooks specially designed for hanging large flower baskets. These hooks are a great quality and are designed and crafted in Hubbard. Please be sure to visit their store on Industrial Ave in Hubbard or their website. Their motto is 'service is our best product.' They have iron materials and art for the garden as well as nice home decor. Thank you Don for your generosity and support!
City-Wide Garage Sale:The City of Donald will have its annual garage sale event August 8, 9 and 10, 2014. The City will advertise the event running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to have a garage sale on their private property. Please make sure to clean up the after your sale. This event is the same weekend as Aurora’s Colony Days and as County Edge Estates manufactured home community’s annual garage sale. It’s sure to be a good time and tell all your friends to come shop in Donald! “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Flyer
Elections:Are you interested in running for Mayor or City Council? Starting on June 4, 2014 candidates can file to run for local office. Please review the election packet for qualifications, description of duties, and steps for running for office. The vote for these officials will be during the State’s General Elections, November 4, 2014. The Mayor and Councilors will take office January 2015. Mayor Nicholson and Councilors Brian Cobb, Bill Makowski and Dave Hetrick have all done a great job and deserve a big thank you for donating their time toward bettering Donald. Thank you!
Election Packet 2014
Old City Hall:If you are interested in donating your time or money toward the improvement of the “Old City Hall” building please contact Councilor Terry Wyatt. You are welcome to leave a message for him at City Hall or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greeters Event Success for Local Businesses:Every Friday the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce meets at a different business. On May 16, the group met at Donald’s Public Work Supply. Owner, Linda Hill co-hosted the event with Heavenly Heat, owner Paul Shamburg and Mayor Nicholson who represented the City of Donald. There were about 40 business owners/managers from local businesses like banks, auto dealers, repair, retail, hospitality and the service industry represented. The Group is very focused on relationship building and serving their community.
Adopt A Road Program
Adopt a Road Program is here in Donald! Thank you to Citizen Lauren Ostrander for volunteering her time to get the program up and running. Lauren put all the documents in place and gained the approval from the City Council. Thank you Lauren for all your hard work and time.
If you are interested in volunteering to participate in the program please contact the Director of Public Works, Alonso Limones. There are four locations in Donald, including the two city parks that people can volunteer to keep clean. After successful completion of keeping the location tidy then you or your group’s name put onto a sign at the site in recognition of your efforts and diligence.
It gets better… Donald’s Public Work Supply, a store located at 10751 Oak Street, donated all the garbage pickers and safety vests. Public Works Supply Owner Linda Hill, citizen Lauren Ostrander and son Shawn are pictured. The City of Donald depends on leaders and volunteers to keep the City looking good and running smooth.
Thank you Linda and Lauren for stepping up to the plate!
For water or sewer emergencies please call 503-301-6479 and leave your name, address, and phone number. This is a 24 hour paging system to alert the public works department to your need.
Turn on Water and Sewer Form
Shut off Water and Sewer Form
Water and Sewer Account Information Change Form
Donald Contact Information for Outside Agencies
Marion County Phone Numbers
Walking Map of Donald
Feedback Form: The City always appreciates hearing from citizens. If you have any comments or suggestions please fill out this form and return it to City Hall