Mayor: Don Porter
City Recorder: Marsie Watson
City of Long Creek
P.O. Box 489
250 Hardisty St
Long Creek, Oregon 97856
12:30 - 4:30 Tuesday - Thursday
phone: 541 421-3601
fax: 541 421-3075
Don Porter, Long Creek Mayor
Mayor’s Mission Statement:
I’ve been the mayor of Long Creek for over ten years. Being mayor of a small town means I’m usually the first person townspeople call on when they need help. Whether it’s a water or sewer issue, an animal control problem, hazardous weather or some sort of safety concern, I work to assure our town runs smoothly. A lot of times that means dealing with regulatory agencies like DEQ, EPA and ODOT, and over the years I’ve built good relationships with all of them and have a solid understanding of their requirements.
The City of Long Creek is comprised of seven divisions – streets; parks; fire; buildings; sewer; water; and transfer station. While council members oversee each division, I have professional experience that allows me to provide them with the support they need. I did roadwork with ODOT for several years, and have been fire chief for quite some time with many hours of training. In college I worked in parks and recreation, and in the 1980s and 90s I was the water and sewer operator for Long Creek.
I care about what happens to Long Creek and the good people who live here. I want to keep doing all I can to attract new residents and new businesses, while continuing to support all the great things we already have going for us.
Our combined residential water, sewer and dump rates are just $60 per month, with many other small towns charging $90 or more. I will continue working to keep our utilities the lowest in the area. I’ll also keep working with the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s office on our smoke detector program, which has placed over 150 free smoke detectors in Long Creek homes. The goal is to have another 350 installed over the next 18 months.
I have deep roots in Long Creek and I’m just as deeply committed to its future.
- Don Porter
Utilities costs in Long Creek are really inexpensive!!!!
Check out our low monthly charge for water & sewer & garbage:
$19 for water
$16 for sewer
$25 for normal household garbage at the transfer station (aka: "The Dump")
$60 for all three
Compare that to a town just west of us that changes $92
or a town south at $110 per month for these same services!!!!
City Council from left to right: Fred Drake, Council President; David Hines, Council Member; Alvin Hunt, Council Member; Don Porter, Mayor; Denise Porter, Council Member; Marsie Watson, City Recorder
Here's a photo taken in our city meeting hall showing how folks here come together when the community has things to discuss. We take our community seriously and like to get involved to make life better. That's small town living as it should be!
Cans and Tacos Raise Funds for Fire Relief
A small community with a big heart, Long Creek residents recently raised over $2500 to help those affected by the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex fire.
The Long Creek School Booster Club cashed in its ‘Kans for Kids’ trailer, loaded with cans and bottles totaling $1163, and donated it all to the Community Fire Relief Fund. But the community wanted to do more, so a taco feed was held, raising another $1375 in contributions.