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City of The Dalles, OR

Boards, Commissions, Committees

Click here to access a complete roster of committees, commissions and their members.

City Appointments to Committees and Commissions are the responsibility of the Mayor of The City of The Dalles.  The City Council concurs with the appointments through adoption of a resolution.

The City Clerk updates the roster and facilitates filling openings.

Click here for the Commission Application.

Boards, Commissions, Committees

Beautification Committee

The City of The Dalles Beautification Committee was established in 2019 by the Mayor through this  Resolution.  The Committee consists of seven to nine members, that are appointed by the Mayor.

The mission of the Beautification Committee is “To add to the rich cultural history of our place; share the beauty of our community; and instill a sense of pride in our public, private, and communal outdoor spaces.”

The Beautification Committee meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 5:30pm with the exception of holidays.  All meetings are available to attend via Zoom.  The login information in on each agenda.

Agendas and minutes are available here.  Please contact the City Clerk if you would like to be on the mailing list.

The Committee spearheaded or assisted with the following projects:

  • Rehabilitation of the Vogt Fountain and Rose Garden
  • Clean up and bark mulch at City Park Rose Garden
  • Reestablished Beautification Award.  Check out the Criteria here.
  • Established Holiday Decoration Contest
  • Stop The Drop Campaign - including partnering with Gorge Toyota for Monthly Cleanups, March through October.
  • Welcome signs on west and east end of The Dalles - including lighting for the sign at the west end of the roundabout
  • Beautifying triangles within the City
  • Support of/working with other entities for the greater good and beautification of The Dalles
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City Budget Committee
The City Budget Committee is a five citizen member committee that meets with the City Council to review, make adjustments and approve the proposed annual budget for the City of The Dalles.

The Budget then is forwarded to the City Council for final adoption in June.  

The Budget Committee Meets once a year, generally the first week of May.  The process historically takes about two days, however it can take as long as needed.
Columbia Gorge Regional Airport Board
The Columbia Regional Airport Board is a seven member citizen Board, with three appointments from the City of The Dalles; one  City Councilor; and three appointments from Klickitat County. The Board meets on the third  Tuesday  of each month at 7 a.m.

The Airport is located across the Columbia in Dallesport, WA 

The City of The Dalles and Klickitat County serve as co-sponsor's of the airport.  This partnership has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar projects focused on improving airport safety and infrastructure. Providing access to two states, three counties, multiple municipalities and over 72,000 citizens, CGRA serves as a gateway to the Columbia River Gorge with unparalleled opportunity for work and play!

Agendas and Minutes are available here
Fort Dalles Museum Commission
The Fort Dalles Museum Commission is a seven member commission, made of  three City appointments and four Wasco County appointments.

The Fort Dalles Museum Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.

When available, in person meetings are held at The Harding House 200 East 4th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058

Electronic meeting attendance is always an option.  Login information is included on every agenda.
Historic Landmarks Commission
The Historic Landmarks Commission is a five member citizen Commission appointed by the Mayor.

The Historic Landmarks Commission  meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. 

When available, in person meetings are held at City Hall Council Chamber, 313 Court Street, The Dalles, OR 97058

Electronic meeting attendance is always an option.  Login information is included on every agenda.

Agendas can be found here
Planning Commission
The Dalles Planning Commission is a seven member Commission appointed by the Mayor.

The Planning Commission meets , as needed on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 5:30 p.m.

When available, in person meetings are held at City Hall Council Chamber, 313 Court Street, The Dalles, OR 97058
Electronic meeting attendance is always an option.  Login information is included on every agenda.

Agendas can be found here.
Quality Life Intergovernmental Agency
QualityLife Intergovernmental Agency (QLife) is a collaborative effort of public entities in The Dalles, Oregon, that began in 2002, who created a 17-mile fiber optic loop through the city. The goal is to enhance the region's economic development efforts with a reliable, cost effective, open access link to the Bonneville Power Administration's fiber, which runs through The Dalles.

The City of The Dalles was the managing partner until 2016. Wasco County is the current managing partner.

The Board consists of five member, two appointed by the City, two appointed by the County, and one appointed by the board.

QLife Board meets the fourth Thursday at noon.

Location and Agendas and Minutes can be found here
Traffic Safety Commission

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for access to Traffic Safety Commission agendas and minutes from 1977 to current.

Please note the records are in chronological order from newest to oldest.

The Dalles City Council created the Traffic Safety Commission in 1973. The Commission is an advisory body that forwards recommendations to the Public Works Director. Recommendations may then be forwarded to the City Manager.

The purpose of The Dalles Traffic Safety Commission is:

  • To coordinate traffic planning.
  • To conduct traffic surveys, studies and investigations.
  • To prepare and publish traffic reports as requested.
  • To prepare and recommend proposals for improving traffic conditions.
  • To hold public hearings relating to traffic control problems, proposals and solutions.
  • The Planning Commission or City Council may refer matters to the Traffic and Safety Commission for their review and input.
The Commission meets via Zoom on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 a.m.

Citizens with traffic safety concerns can use this form to send a written description about the concern.

The Mayor appoints members of the Commission. The term of service is four years. Members can serve two consecutive terms. Qualified applicants will preferably have experience or expertise related to traffic safety issues. But there are no specific requirements on living locations, education or experience. 

The Transportation System Plan and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan Addendum is on the Community Development Department webpage. 

Contact information for the ADA Coordinator is on the Engineering webpage.

For more information contact Public Works or call 541-296-5401.

The Dalles Wasco County Library
The Dalles Wasco County Library is a Library District, with Libraries in The Dalles, Dufur and Maupin.

The Dalles Wasco County Library Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at various locations, at 4 p.m. 


When available, in person meetings are held at the location indicated on the agenda.

Electronic meeting attendance is always an option.  Login information is included on every agenda.

Urban Renewal Agency Board

The Urban Renewal Agency Board was created by a group of citizens and adopted by the City Council with General Ordinance No. 90-1106.  The current configuration of the Board  was updated in  2016 with General Ordinance No. 16-1346.

The nine member board consists of one representative from each of the following agencies:
Northern Wasco County Parks & Recreation
Wasco County
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue
Port of The Dalles

Three members of City Council, and two citizen members.  The citizen members are appointed by the Mayor.

The Urban Renewal Agency Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm,  as needed.

When available, in person meetings are held at City Hall Council Chamber, 313 Court Street, The Dalles, OR 97058

Electronic meeting attendance is always an option.  Login information is included on every agenda.

Agendas are available here.

Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee
The Urban Renewal Agency Budget committee consists of nine citizen member appointed by the Mayor.

The Budget Committee joins the Urban Renewal Board generally in mid April to review the proposed budget, approve the budget and refer it to the Agency for adoption.