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Wasco County Economic Development Commission is Accepting Applications

The Wasco County Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for an open position on the Commission.  Position 3 represents southern Wasco County. Applicants from anywhere in Wasco County will be accepted. 

The Commission consists of eleven members representing geographic and economic interests in the County. The Commission provides economic development leadership throughout Wasco County.  It keeps the Board of County Commissioners apprised of economic development opportunities and needs throughout the County; collaborates with local entities to accomplish projects focused on job creation, community capacity and bringing further investment into Wasco County; and provides leadership on countywide economic development efforts.  Staff support for the Commission is provided by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District.

To apply, candidates are asked to submit an interest form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2023, for first round consideration of appointment. Wasco County Economic Development Commission interest forms are available electronically at or at the office of Mid-Columbia Economic Development District at 802 Chenowith Loop Rd in The Dalles, Oregon, 97058.

All interest forms will be reviewed for completeness by staff and provided to the Wasco County Economic Development Commission for their review and recommendation. Appointments are made by the Wasco County Board of Commissioners.

For more information on the Wasco County Economic Development Commission, visit or contact Wasco EDC staff at 541-296-2266. 


Offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of Veteran's Day.

Open Positions for the May 2024 Election

The first day for major party and nonpartisan candidates to file a declaration of candidacy or nominating petition for the May 21, 2024 Primary Election is September 14, 2023.
Wasco County will have five positions open:
  • County Assessor
  • County Clerk
  • County Commissioner, Position #2
  • County Sheriff
  • County Treasurer
The filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2024. Additional information and candidate forms are available on the Wasco County website, on the Elections page and at the County Clerk’s Office, 511 Washington St., Ste. 201, The Dalles.

National Holiday

Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023 in observance of Thanksgiving.

National Holiday

Offices will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2023 in observance of Christmas.