Sanitary Sewer Overflow Due to Vandalism, Warning Signs Still Posted

Due to vandalism, sewage has overflowed directly into Mill Creek and into the Columbia River. The sewer pipe has been cleared and the pipe has been repaired. No more sewage is overflowing.

Out of an abundance of caution, signs have been placed at locations of public river access on the Oregon shore of the Columbia River, from The Dalles Riverfront Park to West Mayer Park boat launch. The signs say: “Warning - Contaminated Water - No water contact” and give phone numbers to call for information.  These signs will remain in place at least until Thursday September 29, 2022 to allow time for water quality testing. Read the full press release here.

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City of The Dalles, OR

So you think you want to run for an elected office

The City Clerk is the Elections Officer for the City of The Dalles. 

We have compiled the following information that might be helpful in making that decision:

1.  City of The Dalles Charter  - 2020

2.  City of The Dalles City Council Rules/Code of Conduct

3.  City Goals/Performance Benchmarking

4.  Oregon Government Ethics Law

5. Summary of Public Meeting Law and Election Law

6. Reference Guide Public Meeting Law

7.  Parliamentary Procedures

8.  City of The Dalles Organizational Flow Chart  

The positions that will be on the  November 8, 2022, General Election are:  
Mayor; currently held by Rich Mays   4 year term
Council Position #1 Timothy McGlothlin   4 year term
Council Position #4 Scott Randall  4 year term

Minimum qualifications include:  the candidate must be a registered voter and reside within the city limits at least 12 months immediately before being elected or appointed to office.  No person may be a candidate at a single election for more than one elective City office.

Potential Candidates can file a petition with 100 signatures – but first must get the petitions forms from the City Clerk; petitions must be on forms provided, and numbered.  filing fee of $25.  Filings are due to City Clerk via email at or USPS 313 Court Street The Dalles, OR 97058

DEADLINE TO FILE IS AUGUST 30, 2022.   If you are filing with a petition signatures must be received by August 15th, to allow verification of signatures.

Forms are available online at:

  • If filing by Declaration: Complete and file form SEL 101, Candidate Filing for Nonpartisan Nomination; pay $25.00 fee.

Please see Campaign Finance Reporting Section for specific requirements regarding additional forms which may need to be filed.

Potential Candidates can file a petition with 100 signatures – but first must get the petitions forms from the City Clerk; Signatures are due to the City Clerk by August 15, 2022,
Last day to file August 30, 2022 5pm

To file a withdrawal of candidacy, Form SEL 150 must be filed with the City Elections Officer no later than 5:00 p.m., September 2, 2022.

For more information contact City Clerk,  City Elections Officer