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Welcome to Clatskanie!




The Clatskanie City Council has three (3) councilor positions and one (1) Mayor Position that are up for re-election/election.  The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and six (6) Councilors, who serve as volunteers and are appointed or elected at-large.  To qualify, a candidate for this position must be a registered voter, a Clatskanie city resident for one year prior to appointment, and be able to attend one (1) or two (2) evening council meetings per month.  To apply for the volunteer position of Clatskanie City Mayor or Clatskanie City Councilor, please pick up an election packet at City Hall.  The filing deadline is 5:00 pm August 30, 2016.  The qualified candidates will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot.

To be considered a qualified candidate you must pay a $25.00 filing fee. The filing fee is waived if you present a petition with 6 valid signatures.

City Hall has moved to 75 S Nehalem St., Suite D. We are on the second floor of the Clatskanie Cultural Center.
Our offices are accessible by stairs or an elevator in the lobby of the building.


Message from the Mayor:


Clatskanie has been described as a “Norman Rockwell” picturesque small city nestled in green hills and valleys on the coastal range in northwest Oregon.  Our population within the city limits is approximately 1,800, but we consider the community outside those limits to be a valuable asset as well.


Clatskanie is a strong, independent community with small town values and support.  Some good examples of this strength are:

·         51 years ago, the community recognized a need for a swimming pool.  There had been four youths taken in tragic drownings that summer in the rivers.  This community pulled together, raised funds, and through volunteer efforts built a safe and well maintained community pool.

·         Several years ago, the community decided it needed a new library.  Again with local donations and volunteer labor a wonderful library is available.

·         Three years ago, the community recognized the need to promote a drug-free community and supported a K-9 project with local donations that resulted in purchasing a trained drug dog.  This project has been extremely successful.


Clatskanie sponsors a wonderful 4th of July celebration that dates back over 100 years.  Also during the month of August our city park is filled during the Blue Grass Festival and Quilt show and again during the Blues Festival.


Clatskanie also has over 70 miles of wonderful calm water in the Clatskanie River and adjacent sloughs for kayaking.  Our city park has a walking trail and is a jewel in the center of our city.


These are just a few examples of the strength, purpose and desirability of our community.  Please visit us if you are in the vicinity.  We would love to meet you.


Mayor Diane Pohl

Get Directions To:
Nehalem St
Clatskanie OR 97016

Upcoming Events



Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day. City Hall closed.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7pm City Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7pm Planning Commission Meeting.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7pm City Council Meeting.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7pm Planning Commission Meeting.

Bulletin Board

Scout Lake is closed for fire season.