Next City Council Meeting

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

Planning Commission

Wednesday, October 20 6 PM

Parks Committee

Tuesday, November 30 6 PM

Library Board

Saturday, November 6 2 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 Police Chief Ralph Painter,
you will forever live in our hearts.

Chief Ralph Painter

EOW 01/05/2011

Tributes to Police Chief Ralph Painter

Ralph Painter Memorial Walk/Run

Ralph Painter Memorial Run
The race is in memory of Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter, and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund for deserving Columbia County students.

Chief Ralph Painter Citizenship Award

This award recognizes those who "exemplify the spirit of compassion" of the late Chief Ralph Painter. Presented during Rainier Days in the Park.

Officer Down Memorial Page

Officer Down Memorial Page Logo

Remembering Chief of Police Ralph Painter.

View over 300 reflections about Chief Painter or add your own.

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Dedication of Ralph Painter Memorial Highway - Oct 24, 2011

The ceremony was held at Rainier's Riverfront Park dedicating an 18-mile segment of Highway 30 from Rainier to St. Helens as Ralph Painter Memorial Highway. The Oregon Legislature honored Painter by renaming the highway and installing signs about the designation near the two cities ORS 366.918.

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Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial - May 5, 2011

Oregon Memorial 2011Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter's name was added to the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial in Salem in the annual ceremony honoring officers injured or killed on the job.

Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial
Police Chief Ralph Painter

January 5 Dedicated as Chief Painter Memorial Day in Rainier - Feb 7, 2011

"Ralph Painter's legacy to this community is not only physical, but spiritual because of his involvement, dedication and contribution to the life of this city," according to a proclamation Mayor Jerry Cole read at Monday's City Council meeting.

Rainier Police Chief Ralph Painter Honored at the Chiles Center - Jan 14, 2011

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Ralph Painter Obituary - Saint Helens Chronicle - posted Jan 12, 2011

The community of Rainier and all of Columbia County mourns the loss of a beloved husband and father, Ralph Painter...View full article


An account has been set up at Bank of America for contributions to Chief Ralph Painter’s family. Contributions can be made at any Bank of America Branch.