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Listen Now: Special Statewide Conference Call

LOC, Sep. 21, 2021

Our latest call for city leaders included updates on the federal infrastructure package from Congressman Peter DeFazio, and the latest on COVID-19 from Governor Brown's office, the Oregon Health Authority and the LOC. more

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Apply to Serve on the LOC Board of Directors

LOC, Sep. 20, 2021

The LOC is currently soliciting applications for service on its board of directors beginning in January 2022.   more

City of La Grande to present town hall meeting on vaccines, state of COVID-19

Mayor

La Grande Observer, Sep. 24, 2021

...holding a virtual town hall meeting to address the current state of COVID-19 in Union County. Hosted by Mayor Steve Clements, the town hall will include local health care providers and take input from the public.... more

Council notes: City negotiates replacement of damaged road panels

Mayor, City Council

Wilsonville Spokesman, Sep. 25, 2021

...this proposed change. I think it's a very efficient way to address an important need for that road," Mayor Julie Fitzgerald said at a work session Monday, Sept. 20. According to Capital Projects Manager... more

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