City of Donald, Oregon
  10710 Main Street N.E.
P.O. Box 388
Donald, OR 97020
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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.

City Council considered changes to water and sewer billing and enforcement will be discussed at the December 9th council meeting at 6:45pm. The public is invited to attend or submit written comment prior to the meeting. Here are the two ordinances for your review.

Sewer Ordinance & Water Ordinance

3 Openings on the Donald Planning Commission
The Donald Planning Commission typically meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:45pm. The Planning Commission hears and makes decisions for the City of Donald regarding land use cases and meets from time to time on Commission related business. Additionally, the Commission is charged with upholding the Donald Development Code and serving as the Tree Board. Terms of service are three years in length. If you are interested in applying please submit an application to City Hall by Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 4 p.m.
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Congratulations to the City of Donald’s recently elected Officials! Daroll Nicholson (Mayor Position, 2 year term), and Dave Hetrick (City Council position, 4 year term), Abby Hungate (City Council position, 4 year term) and Fred Hartley (City Council position, 4 year term). Watch community bulletin boards for election results.

Donald Holiday Band and Choir
Mayor Daroll Nicholson is recruiting members for the Donald Holiday Band and Choir. If you are interested please sign up at City Hall or email the Mayor at The first practice is on Monday, November 24. The band and choir perform at the annual tree lighting ceremony which will be held on Friday, December 5 @ 6pm.
Announcement for Community Band and Choir 2014
Tree Lighting Poster letter size 2014

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.

Useful Links
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


  Upcoming Events:
  Monday, November 24: Street Sweeper - Please move cars off road
  Monday, November 24: Band & Choir Practice - City Hall 7 p.m.
  Tuesday, November 25: Water / Sewer Late Fees Applied
  Thursday, November 27: City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
  Friday, November 28: City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving
  December 2014:
  Tuesday, December 9: City Council Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. 
  Thursday, December 11: Applications for Planning Commission Due @ 4 p.m.
  Monday, December 15: Water and Sewer Bills Due 
  Thursday, December 18: Planning Commission Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. 
  Wednesday, December 24: City offices close at noon 
  Thursday, December 25: City offices closed: Merry Christmas
  Friday, December 26: Water and Sewer Late Fees Applied 
  Monday, December 29: Street Sweeper – Please move cars off street
  January 2015:
  Thursday 1: City offices closed: Happy New Year
  Tuesday 13: City Council Meeting @ 6:45 p.m.- New councilors and mayor take oath 
  Thursday 15: Water and Sewer Bills Due 
  Monday 19: City offices closed: Martin Luther King JR Day
  Thursday 22: Planning Commission Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. 
  Monday 26: Street Sweeper – Please move cars off street 
  Monday 26: Water and Sewer Late Fees Applied

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10710 Main Street NE Donald, OR 97020