City Administration

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City ManageR - INTERIM

Candace Haines       Phone:  (503) 434-7302

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves as the chief executive officer under the policy direction and goals of the City Council.   She is responsible for planning, organizing and directing City operations including financial and personnel activities for the following departments:  Administration,  Community Development, Finance, Fire, Information Technology, Legal and Municipal Court, Library, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Police.

“The City Staff takes great pride in serving the Citizens of McMinnville and we are committed to a sense of community and a quality way of life.  We believe in transparency and cooperation with our Citizens and we value their trust above all else.  At our foundation we are a culture of teamwork built on respect, integrity and stewardship and we make the “Golden Rule” part of our daily lives.

We believe the simple and straight forward should be championed over the complex, and that doing the basics well is first and foremost.  At our heart, we are collaborators who seek to make excellence our standard and will never forget to have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong.  Ultimately, our strength lies in our employees and we are committed to their success and to celebrating their achievements.”


David Koch
City Attorney

David Koch       Phone: (503) 434-7303

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and provides legal advice to the Mayor, City Council, Planning Commission and all City departments, boards and commissions.  The office is responsible for prosecution of traffic and ordinance violations and misdemeanor offenses in Municipal Court, as well as preparing all ordinances and resolutions for Council action. The City Attorney's office cannot provide legal advice to the public.


City Recorder
City Recorder and Legal Assistant

Melissa Grace       Phone: (503) 435-5702

The City Recorder is appointed by the City Council and combines statutory responsibility for records, official documents and elections with advanced administrative support to the Mayor and City Council.  The City Recorder maintains the Municipal Code and is custodian of the City’s permanent public records, including its archives.  In addition, the position provides technical and analytical support to the City Attorney.


Erica Thomas
Administrative Assistant

Erica Thomas       Phone: (503) 434-2328 

The Administrative Assistant is a part time position.  In addition to providing web site maintenance, the Administrative Assistant works closely with the City Recorder to provide support to the Mayor and City Council, City Manager and City Attorney.


Latest Articles

01/12/2017 street closures | street repairs | street construction

Please see attached flyer for street construction and closures for January 19th through January 26th.

11/14/2016 Annual Leaf Pickup Program

Planning for a winter storm event can be difficult. The variations in rate of snowfall, moisture content, air/surface temperatures, micro-climates, time of day and wind velocity make each storm a unique challenge.