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.
Wilco Grain Cleaning Buildings are being torn down due to lack of continued maintenance and a shift in technology. Eventually a video of the removal will be posted.
North Marion High School’s National Art Society is working on murals for the skate park. The group also has plans for the installation of a gazebo. At the February 10, 2015 the students will make a final proposal for their work to the City Council. The public is always invited to the Council’s regular meetings.
Announcement: You are invited to an Open House!
The Donald City Council and Planning Commission are hosting an Open House on March 26th at 6:45pm to discuss future projects within the city. At this meeting updated sections of the Comprehensive Plan will be reviewed, as well as brainstorming of projects related to city parks and the Old City Hall. The Open House is a chance for the public to share their ideas with city leaders and staff. Because your input is important to these projects, you are encouraged to attend and share your ideas. Please save the date and be watching for more information.
North Marion High School will be at the Donald City Hall’s Parking Lot on Saturday, March 7 from 10am to 1pm collecting pop cans and bottles with an Oregon deposit for their grad night party. Please bring your donations to support the students.
At the December 2014 Council Meeting the Councilors unanimously voted to approve the proposed water and sewer ordinance changes. There are few important changes that will effect customers, including a new fee for both water and sewer long-range/capital projects. The water reserve fund fee will be $3/month. The sewer reserve fund fee will be $2/month. Other changes include that delinquent bills will be collected more frequently and that annually water and sewer bills will increase based on the Portland-Salem cost of living index. View the Utility Billing Flyer by clicking here
February 2015 Edition of the Donald Monthly Record Click Here
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 (English / Spanish)
Shut off Water and Sewer Form
Water and Sewer Account Information Change Form
Welcome To Donald: Contact Phone Numbers and Addresses
Marion County Phone Numbers
Walking Map of Donald
Application for water reimbursement (English / Spanish)
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