City Council & Mayor
1924 Council Street
PO Box 326
Forest Grove, OR 97116
City Administration: 503.992.3200
Council Office: 503.992.3234
Fax Number: 503.992.3207
The Mayor and City Councilors serve four-year terms of office. The Mayor and City Councilors all serve the citizens of our community in a volunteer capacity.
You may contact the Mayor or any City Council member by calling the contact number above, or you may reach them directly by accessing each individual Council member's Contact information.
The City Charter provides for a Council-Manager form of city government. The City Council is the policy-making body of the city. They adopt laws and regulations, annual goals and objectives and budgets that fund a wide range of public services. Council members give direction to city staff through the City Manager who serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The mayor serves as the leader of the governing body and presides over the Council meetings. The mayor is a voting member of the Council and has no veto authority. The City Recorder is the clerk of the City Council.
Citizen volunteers play a large role in city government, staffing and overseeing key advisory commissions and committees. Citizen involvement is encouraged and there are many volunteer opportunities available.