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.
Annexation Public Hearing:
On September 9 at 6:45pm there will be a Public Hearing Held in regards to an Annexation: Consent By Property Owners According to ORS 222.125 and ORS 222.120: 21256 Butteville Road, Donald OR 97020. Please review the following documents for more information. Public Hearings allow for the general public to speak about the proposal.
Accountant/Utility Clerk Opening:
The City of Donald has a job opening for an Accountant/Utility Clerk. Please view the job announcement for more information. If you are interested please return a completed application with resume to the City of Donald City Hall. Return instructions are found on the bottom of the job announcement.
Closing Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Job Announcement - Accountant and Utility Clerk
Veteran Preference Form
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
DEADLINE TO FILE FOR LOCAL OFFICE IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 at NOON
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.
The Council will discuss this topic at their September 9, 2014 meeting.
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!
Donald Hazelnut Festival a GREAT success!- Thank you all the community leaders, volunteers, sponsors and helpers that gave their time and energy to make this event a true success. We are excited for next year! Here are a few pictures to commemorate the event!
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