Farm Board of Review
The County Board of Review was established to advise the County Assessor on income-approach factors. Income-approach factors being utilized by a County Assessor in arriving at the values for farm use of farmland under ORS 308A.092 shall be submitted by the County Assessor to a County Board of Review. The Board of Review shall advise the County Assessor as to whether the factors being so utilized are proper under ORS 308A.092.
Current Board of Review
Lowell Forman Jerry Duling David Cooper Rich Remington Curtiss Mayhew
Wasco County Budget Committee
The Wasco County Budget Committee meets each year to 1) receive the Budget Document 2) Hear the Budget Message 3) Hear & Consider Public Comment 4) Discuss & revised the budget as needed 5) Approve the budget 6) Approve the property taxes.
Current Budget Committee
Board of County Commissioners Pat Davis Ken Polehn DeOra Patton
Wasco County Fair Board
The Wasco County Fair Board meets in the evening once or twice each month throughout the year. In addition to organizing the annual Wasco County Fair the Board is responsible for fund raising, managing projects on the fairgrounds, oversight for Hunt Park, supervision of the Hunt Park caretaker, working with the Extension District/4H and engaging in intermittent repairs and small construction.
Current Fair Board
Kathy Lamoreaux - term 12/31/23 Brandon Ashley - term 12/31/23 Steve Kramer, Chair - term 12/31/24
Kate Richter - term 12/31/25 Ken Polehn - term 12/31/25 Stacey Taylor - term 12/31/24
Butch David - term 12/31/24
Hospital Facility Authority Board
The Wasco County Facility Authority advises on matters relating to the financing of hospital facilities and long-term care facilities by the issuance of tax-exempt bonds which are then repaid from the revenues of the hospital, increases in bed capacity and adds or expands major new facility capacity. The Committee meets as needed.
Current HFA Board
John Mabrey David Griffith Jorge Barragon Scott Hege
Local Public Safety Coordinating Council
(LPSCC) was established by Senate Bill 1145 (1995) to coordinate local criminal justice policy among affected criminal justice entities.
Current LPSCC Councilors
Steve Kramer Marcee Manning Molly Rogers Janet Stauffer Carolyn Bernal Al Barton
Tom Worthy Lane Magill Shellie Campbell Eric Barrera Dan Lindhorst Matthew Ellis
Fritz Bachman Les Kipper Jack Morris Jeff Justesen Theresa Peters
Coordinator: Jessy Rose
Fort Dalles Museum Commission
The Fort Dalles Museum, a department of Wasco County, is a vital economic and cultural asset in our community. Run by Wasco County and the City of The Dalles, the joint Commission is made up of seven members; four members are appointed by Wasco County and three are appointed by the City of The Dalles for three-year terms. The Commission meets once each month; members are encouraged to volunteer for ongoing projects. Click here to open the Fort Dalles Museum website.
Dawn Rasmussen Elizabeth Wallis Michael Wacker Traci Griffiths
Eric Gleason Julie Reynolds Paulette Brook
The Wasco County Planning Commission examines and reviews changes to the Wasco County Comprehensive Plan, Wasco County and National Scenic Area Land Use and Development Ordinances and other documents; makes presentations and recommendations to approval authorities on land use matters; and performs other functions concerning land use, strategic planning, special projects and economic development.
Russell Hargrave Mike Davis Chris Schanno
Lynne MacIntyre Marcus Swift Vicki Ashley Kathleen Willis
Board of Property Tax Appeals
The Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA) consists of residents of the county and is responsible for hearing taxpayer appeals for reduction of the real market or assessed value of property.
Current Board Members
Scott Hege Chris Schanno Ruby Mason John Hutchison Vickie Ellett
Public Transportation Committee
The PTC Advisory Committee is an essential component of a successful Public Transportation Program. The purpose of the committee is to represent the people who are served by the Transportation Program. to provide recommendations to Wasco County on funding priorities consistent with the state or federal program guidance for each public transportation fund source and in the best interest of the citizens of Wasco County. The Wasco County Special Public Transportation Advisory Committee reviews grant applications requests and updates on the required Human Service Transportation Coordination Plan.
Current Committee Members
Lee Bryant Rita Rathkey Jim Holycross Louise Sargent Kris Boler Maria Pena Colleen Sallee
Veterans Services Advisory Committee
The Wasco County Veterans Advisory Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month to address issues related to veterans and veterans’ services in Wasco County. They serve as a conduit between local veterans and County government, educating, recommending and advising the Wasco County Board of County Commissioners regarding veterans’ issues.
Current Committee Members
Mark Fortin Robert Larsell Pat Combs Robert Maxwell Chris Mumford
Wasco County Compensation Committee
The Wasco County Compensation Committee he county compensation board annually recommend a compensation schedule for the county elective officers mentioned in ORS 204.005.
Current Committee Members
Jose Barragon John Hutchison Mike Woodside
Wasco County Forest Collaborative Group
The Wasco County Forest Collaborative Group represents a broad constituency of stakeholders interested in healthy forest ecosystems, economic vitality and quality of life in the wildland urban interface with Wasco County. We provide the US Forest Service (USFS) with proposals for management of National Forest (NF) lands, and we support the utilization of forest resources and related opportunities to strengthen local communities.
Current Steering Committee
Bob Sjolund Kristin Dodd Jeremy Thompson John Nelson Larry Magill Pat Davis
Harvey Long Rich Thruman Ryan Bessette Jeremy Grose Representative from BARK
Application for Wolf Depredation Compensation
Click here to open the Wolf Depredation Compensation Application
Applications for compensation to persons who suffer death of or injury to livestock or working dogs that is attributed to wolf depredation as well as compensation for certain missing animals that qualify and/or; financial assistance to persons who implement livestock management techniques or nonlethal wolf deterrence techniques designed to discourage wolf/livestock interactions and reduce wolf depredations (As defined by ORS 603-019-0015) may be submitted to the Wasco County Administrative Offices, 511 Washington Street, Suite 101, The Dalles, OR 97058.