Next City Council Meeting

Monday, September 13 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
Rainier City Hall
106 W B Street

Planning Commission

Wednesday, September 22 6 PM

Parks Committee

Monday, August 30 6 PM

League of Oregon Cities

Small Cities Network Meeting
Friday Aug 6, 11AM

Rainier City Hall
Meeting Notice (pdf)
notary services

Notary services are available at City Hall, free of charge to the public, during regular business hours.

 

Rainier city offices will be closed Thursday Nov 26 and Friday Nov 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Rainier City Council Members

Jerry Cole - Mayor

Jerry Cole - Mayor

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Contact Information:

Phone: 503-396-0683
Email: jcole@cityofrainier.com

Jerry Cole says,

"It is an honor to serve the citizens of Rainier as their Mayor."

A lifelong resident of the Rainier area, growing up in Goble, Oregon. He went to school in Rainier graduating in 1991 and then went on to college in Portland studying Paramedic and Fire Science. Professionally he is a Lieutenant Firefighter / Paramedic with Columbia River Fire and Rescue andhas a strong passion for community service and helping people.

Jerry and his wife Kristi have two daughters and couldn't imagine raising their family anywhere else.

His main priority with the City is easy available contact and good representation of the citizens of Rainier. Jerry encourages anyone to call him at 503-396-0683 with concerns or issues that residents may have. If you have an item that needs to be brought to City Council contact him today.

Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper - Position #1

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Contact Information:

Email: scooper@cityofrainier.com

Scott Cooper moved to Rainier in 2008 from Baltimore, MD. as a software consulting engineer. During this time Scott has served on the Planning Commission, REDCO board, Days in the Park board and a prior term as a city councilman. Prior service includes Honorable discharges from both the U.S. Coast and the Army National Guard. Scott was raised in NW Kansas in farm country and his wife Angela is a native Oregonian. They moved to Rainier looking for that perfect Columbia Riverfront retirement home and found it.

Jenna Weaver

Jenna Weaver - Position #2

Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Contact Information:

Email: jweaver@cityofrainier.com

Jenna is a 3rd generation native to the northwest, having grown up in Hillsboro, and lived in Beaverton, Portland, Lake Oswego, and now Rainier for the past 3 and a half years. She and her husband both care about their community and are loving raising their 2 children here.

Jenna has a Bachelor's degree from Portland State University with a background in Psychology. Her career has taken her from customer service to social work and now she enjoys working part time and being a mom.

Jenna's main goal with the City Council is to do her best to make sure the citizens of Rainier are heard. By listening and being faithful to the will of the people of the town we can ensure that Rainier is a prosperous, beautiful and happy place for everyone.

Position #3 Vacant

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Connie Budge - Position #4

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Contact Information:

Email: cbudge@cityofrainer.com

Connie Budge has lived in Rainier since 1949 and been active in city government since the 1980s. She earned her bachelors degree from Portland State College in 1967 and worked as a child protective caseworker from 1968 to 1975 and as a member of the Longview Police Department's people's assistance team until retiring in 1994.

She has previously served on the Rainier City Council, Planning Commission, Parks Advisory Board and as chair of the library board. In addition, she has served on the Columbia County Commissioner's Transit Advisory Board, as the chair of its Cultural Trust Commission and on the Columbia 911 Special District Board. Budge was the chair of the Cowlitz County Emergency Support Shelter Board, Substance Abuse Coalition, AIDS Task Force and the establishing Head Start Board. She's currently on the city's budget committee and the Columbia County Area Agency on Aging.

Budge wants to live out her life in Rainier. She would like the city to become an even healthier, safer, cleaner, more beautiful and welcoming community.

Robert DuPlessis - Position #5

Term Expires: 12/31/2022

Contact Information:

Email: rduplessis@cityofrainier.com

Robert duPlessis and his wife chose to reside in Rainier in 2004 because they wanted to raise their children in a small town. He has served on the city council since 2014 and is an assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 332.

Robert's top priority on council is public safety. His hobbies include woodworking, home improvements, kayaking and camping.

Mike Kreger

Mike Kreger - Position #6

Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Contact Information:

Email: mkreger@cityofrainier.com

Mike is a native Oregonian, raised in Odell & Portland. Relocated to St. Helens in 1997 and then to Rainier in 2004 where he lives with his wife Kathryn. He has three grown daughters and six grandchildren.

He is a U.S. Navy Veteran and a former truck driver and instructor. Studied 911 tele-communications at PCC and was nationally certified. Now retired due to disability he enjoys serving this community in many ways including; former Rainier Days board member, member Rainier VFW post 1909, member Rainier Masonic Lodge, serves on the Rainier Cemetery District Audit Committee, and over five years as a Rainier Planning Commissioner.

"I look forward to serving the citizens of Rainier to the best of my ability"

Levi Richardson

Levi Richardson - Position #7

Term Expires: 12/31/2024

Contact Information:

Email: lrichardson@cityofrainier.com

Levi Richardson moved to Rainier in 2019. He spent most of his life living across the river in SW Washington but was drawn to Rainier because of its "small town, friendly and down to earth" culture. Levi and his wife Amanda have five school-aged children and are enjoying raising their family in the beautiful community of Rainier!

Levi has worked for Steelscape - Coated Steel Products in Kalama for 24 years. He is an active member of his church and has served as a board member, youth leader and worship team member, among other ministry opportunities. Levi is also very active in coaching youth and Middle School sports.

Levi is looking forward to serving the people of Rainier by helping to maintain all the great things that make Rainier such a special place and by helping to improve our town in any way that is needed.