Governing Documents

The LOC is here to provide cities the resources  they need to build thriving communities through advocacy, training and information. As such, the operations and programming of the LOC is grounded by the following documents adopted by the LOC Board of Directors or the LOC membership.

The LOC Board of Directors has set additional policies that further ground and direct the organization’s day-to-day operations. Copies of these policies can be requested from LOC staff.

LOC Bylaws

The bylaws were most recently adopted by the LOC Board of Directors on April 20, 2022. Their purpose is to provide procedures for the conduct of the affairs of the LOC and its board. This document can be amended by the LOC Board of Directors.

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LOC Constitution

The constitution was last adopted by the LOC membership on October 22, 2021.  This document can be amended by the LOC membership at an annual meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the voting delegates present.

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Intergovernmental (190) Agreement of Oregon Cities

This agreement is for intergovernmental cooperation by units of local government under ORS 190, in performing functions and providing services which all the parties have authority to perform and provide. Each city in Oregon entered into this agreement in 1983, either by ordinance or resolution.

View the 190 Agreement

FY 2019-2020 Strategic Plan

The LOC Board of Directors worked with a consultant in December 2018 to develop a strategic plan that would guide the organization over the next 3-5  years. This plan was adopted by the board in January 2019. From there, LOC staff worked to develop actions for each of the strategies identified in the plan.

The board will review progress on an annual basis with staff and determine whether adjustments need to be made for recent developments. Each of the goals is directly tied to the mission of the organization to be the go-to place for and about cities as a dynamic resource hub for advocacy, education, and best practices. 

View the FY 2019-2020 Strategic Plan

FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget

The LOC operates on a fiscal year (July – June) and adopts a budget annually. The FY 2021-22 budget was adopted by the LOC Board of Directors on June 18, 2021.

FY 2021-2022 Adopted Budget

FY 2021-22 Budget Packet

Audited Financials

LOC Membership Dues for FY2022-23

For budgeting purposes, this year the LOC is distributing proposed annual dues to each city via an online report.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact LOC Finance Director Jamie Johnson-Davis: or 503-540-6569.

View Oregon's 241 Cities

As they say, “If you’ve been to one Oregon city, you’ve been to one Oregon city.” To better serve its member cities, the LOC has divided the state into twelve regions and provides specialized meetings and assistance to each.

View the Map of Oregon Cities

Learn More About LOC's Mission and Vision

The LOC is the trusted, go-to resource that helps city staff and elected leaders across Oregon effectively serve their communities  and speak with one voice.

View the Mission and Vision Statements