95th Annual Conference

Plan now to attend - October 15-17, 2020 in Salem.

Awards Nominations Open

The time has come to recognize great leaders and great projects in Oregon’s cities. LOC members are invited to nominate elected or appointed leaders who have made outstanding contributions to their city for one of the LOC’s prestigious awards. In addition, there are award categories for progressive and innovative city programs and projects. Winners will be recognized at the LOC’s 95th Annual Conference, October 15-17 in Salem.

The deadline to submit an application or a nomination is Monday, September 7, 2020.  

Awards information and nomination forms

94th Annual Conference

Thank you for making the 2019 LOC Conference a huge success!

More than 1,000 city officials, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors met in Bend September 26-28 for the 94th Annual Conference.  

Session videos, photos and handouts will be added soon.

See you next year in Salem - October 15-17, 2020.


The online program includes the final schedule, session descriptions, speakers and digital handouts, as well as sponsors and trade show vendors.  View the conference program 

Download handouts

2019 LOC Award Recipients

The 2019 Exceptional Service Awards and City Awards were handed out during the LOC Conference, recognizing outstanding city officials and community projects. Congratulations to this year's winners!

Exceptional Service Awards

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Herman Kehrli Award
Gary Milliman, Former City Manager, Brookings
Press Release
Video of Awards Presentation

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James C. Richards Award
Cathy Clark, Mayor, Keizer
Press Release
Video of Awards Presentation

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Civic Education Award
Beth Wytoski, Mayor, Dayton
Press Release
Video of Awards Presentation

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Civic Education Award
Mark Koeppe, Officer, Philomath Police Dept.
Press Release
Video of Awards Presentation

City Awards

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Award for Excellence
City of John Day, "Innovation Gateway and Riverfront
Recreation Area"
Press Release
Video of Awards Presentation

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Helen & Alan Berg Good Governance Award
City of Cornelius, "Reach Out, Invite People In and Create a
Real Community"
Press Release
Video of Awards Presentation


Thank You Sponsors





Snack Break




Telecom Seminar


HR Seminar






Conference Videos

Opening Ceremonies and Keynote - Darby Allen
Due to contractual obligations, the video cannot be shared publicly.  
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Friday Awards Dinner

Saturday Breakfast and Business Meeting

Closing Keynote - Better Angels