city hallThe citizens of Pendleton adopted a Council/ Manager form of government in 1948. The Council/Manager structure provides that all City employees work for the City Manager and the City Manager works for the City Council. The Council/Manager form of government assumes municipal operation can be run like a business and the City Manager serves as the general manager of this business. City residents are encouraged to attend any City Council meeting for which they have an interest in the matters under discussion (agendas are posted on the City's webpage). The Council meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor and City Council

Act as legislative body for the City of Pendleton

Adopt City policies

Control revenues and expenditures through operating budget

Preside over public hearings

Promote the City of Pendleton

Act as the Urban Renewal Board, known as the Pendleton Development Commission

Set goals for the City

City Departments

There are many ways that the City of Pendleton works to serve the community. The following are the major departments of the city, including a description of their main functions.  If you need information on or assistance with a particular city function or service, these sections of the website should be helpful to you.



City Council & Mayor

Community Development

Convention Center

Finance Department

Fire & Ambulance Services



Municipal Court

Parks and Recreation

Police Department

Public Works