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Welcome to City Focus - the Podcast from the League of Oregon Cities

Aug 5, 2021

The City of Mosier’s motto is Small Enough to Make a Difference and like many other small cities in Oregon, they have faced their share of trials in recent years, often rising to the challenge in unique ways.

In this episode, Mosier Mayor Arlene Burns joins me for a conversation about her city, her intriguing personal...


Jul 22, 2021

The City of Prineville, like other cities in Oregon, faced unprecedented challenges over the past year and a half. In this episode, Prineville Mayor Jason Beebe joins us for a conversation about being a new mayor during this time and he shares some creative solutions that the city is working on to address issues that...


Jul 8, 2021

In this episode of City Focus, Hermiston Mayor Dave Drotzmann looks back at the history of Funland park, how the community has rallied to rebuild it not once, but twice and what visitors and families can expect in the newly rebuilt park!

Funland Playground

Funland Playground Grand Opening - July...


Jun 24, 2021

As Oregon’s capital city, Salem has many things to offer its residents and visitors. In this episode, Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett joins us for a conversation about his many years serving the community he loves; about the challenges and successes he has seen as well as his vision for the future.


Jun 10, 2021

The City of Gates faced many unprecedented challenges in the past year and a half and as a new mayor, Ron Carmickle helped to lead the city towards recovery and rebuilding. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on forest management and his personal story of loss, and of how he and the citizens of Gates are turning...