Public Works Administration

Public Works Administration

The specific aim of the Public Works Administrative Division is to help policy makers, staff, and citizens make informed decisions about public works. The office of the Public Works Director is located in City Hall, 206 N. Main Street and he can be reached via email at or by telephone at (541) 336-2247 ext 2070

The primary mission of the Director is to protect the overall health and safety of the community while also supporting and enhancing economic development opportunities as they may be presented.  This is accomplished by:

  • Providing policy administration, direction, and management of the overall Department
  • Implementing goals and policies by working with other City departments and Public Works divisions

Specific activities of the Director include: 

  • Reviewing work programs and schedules
  • Developing and administering adopted department budget
  • Representing the department at civic and governmental levels
  • Providing inter-agency coordination
  • Directing preparation of reports and making recommendations on issues of department and citywide significance