Spotlight to home page

Notice of Elections of City Officials

Release Date: 

City of Hermiston


Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 an election will be held in the City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon for your choice of candidates for the office of Mayor and Municipal Judge.  The election will be conducted by mail.  Your choice of candidates will be presented upon the official ballot and shall be voted upon by all qualified voters of the City.

Filing for Position

Take the Follow-Up 'Livable Hermiston' Survey

Release Date: 

Over 1,000 people took part in a recent survey sponsored by the City of Hermiston, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and Hermiston Futures Task Force which asked what additional amenities community members want in Hermiston.  Now the “Livable Hermiston” group has taken the top five concepts, and is asking residents to take a follow-up English version or Spanish version of the survey to quantify support for the different concepts.

City Cuts Ribbon on New Recycled Water Plant

Release Date: 

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of Hermiston’s Recycled Water Treatment Plant at a ribbon cutting at 6 p.m. on April 23 on site at the plant (2205 N. 1st Pl.).  The celebration caps off nearly two years of construction at the facility to bring the city’s discharge to a “Class A” standard.  The City fully switched the community’s sewage flow over to the new plant on October 1, and the resulting increase in discharge quality is crystal clear.

FY 14-15 Supplemental Budget Approved

Release Date: 

The City held a public hearing on the proposed supplemental budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 at City Hall, 180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, OR on March 23, 2015 at or after 7:00 pm.  The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the supplemental budget with interested persons. A copy of the supplemental budget may be obtained or inspected at City Hall between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, or downloaded HERE.

2015 Christmas Tree Recycling a Success

Release Date: 

The City of Hermiston has partnered with RDO Equipment for several years to chip up the pile of Christmas Trees collected from Hermiston residents.  “We appreciate our customers and we like giving back to our community” states Luke Norenberg Service Manage of Hermiston RDO.  “Our employees love these community projects.”  

Urban Renewal Public Open House June 13

Release Date: 

The public is invited to join the Hermiston Urban Renewal District Planning Advisory Committee (URD-PAC) at an open house showcasing the group’s proposals for revitalizing Hermiston’s downtown.  The event will run from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 13th in the breezeway of the 200 block of Main Street between Bendixsens’ law office and Andee’s Boutique.

43 Tour City Facilities; Recycled Water Plant

Release Date: 

43 people went on a tour of City of Hermiston facilities on May 11.  The tour showcased major projects taking place in Hermiston, including the Recycled Water Plant upgrades.  Below, Engineer Brad Bogus talks about the Recycled Water Plant.


Space Still Available for City Facility Bus Tour

Release Date: 

There are still 13 spaces available for a guided bus tour of City of Hermiston facilities set for May 11.  The free tour will leave City Hall promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and return at noon.

The tour will include the most significant current and planned public facilities projects and include parks, water, wastewater, police, and library facilities.

Hermiston Enterprise Zone Helps Attract 240 Jobs

Release Date: 

Companies taking advantage of the Hermiston Enterprise Zone property tax abatement program have created nearly 240 full time jobs between 2009 and 2012. The new jobs carry a total new payroll of nearly $6.6 million. New projects approved in 2013 are also set to generate at least another $1.3 million in new payroll. That’s new money that likely wouldn’t be flowing through the Hermiston economy without the tax incentive offered by the City of Hermiston, Umatilla County, and Business Oregon.

Mayor Drotzmann Honors MLK Jr.

Release Date: 

While Dr. King’s legacy extends to many issues facing our country, I think his work on race equality stands most prominently on everyone’s minds.  Specifically, we all remember his quote that, ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’

Accessibility Statement - The City of Hermiston is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. We are currently in the process of upgrading our web site to insure we meet or exceed the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

Anti-Discrimination Policy - It is a policy of the City of Hermiston that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. For more information, visit the Anti-Discrimination Policy page.