Faith-Based Advisory Committee

Leaders of Hermiston’s faith community meet to advise the City Council on areas where City goals cross paths with programs currently offered by the local faith community. The committee has been involved with such projects as the I Love My City cleanup and services days, local school adoptions, and Family Promise.

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The Committee meets the first Monday of every other month at 4 p.m. at City Hall. Representatives from the City Council and city staff are also included.

Committee Members

Members should be in leadership positions within local faith or similar organizations. The Committee has 3-year terms running from January 1st to December 31st for period specified.

Position Member Name Term Expires
Position #1 James Lafolette, Chair December 31, 2020
Position #2 Terry Cummings December 31, 2023
Position #3 VACANT December 31, 2021
Position #4 Chris Hankel, Vice Chair December 31, 2021
Position #5 Appointment Pending December 31, 2022


City Representatives

  • Rod Hardin, City Councilor
  • Lilly Alarcon-Strong, CMC, City Recorder

Meeting minutes and agendas are available online.