Next City Council Meeting

Monday, July 25 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
Rainier City Hall
106 W B Street

City Council Work Session

Monday, March 14 6:00 PM

Rainier Masonic Lodge
304 E 3rd St
Meeting Agenda (pdf) Agenda Packet (pdf)

Planning Commission

Wednesday, February 16 6 PM

Parks Committee

Monday, May 23 6 PM

Library Board

Friday, August 12 9 AM

League of Oregon Cities

Small Cities Network Meeting
Friday Aug 6, 11AM

Rainier City Hall
Meeting Notice (pdf)

Budget Hearing Notice

Monday June 27, 2022 6 PM
Rainier City Hall

Notice of Supplemental Budget Hearing (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.

City of Rainier Planning Commission

Planning Commission Members
Position /Term Name / Title
#1 01-20-20 / 12-31-23 Erin O'Connell, Chairperson
Erin O'Connell
Erin O'Connell

Erin relocated to Oregon in 2005 with her husband. They have two adult children and two four legged kids. Coming from living rurally, they wanted to live in a small town but also close to the big city to have new experiences. Rainier offered a unique opportunity for this and the town has become home with great neighbors and a beautiful environment.

Erin works in public service for Columbia County and believes in making people's lives better. Participation in government is a right all citizens have and is extremely important. Volunteering and helping to make a positive impact is very rewarding and she looks to make a difference for the community of Rainier.

#2 01-20-20 / 12-31-23 Vacant

#3 01-01-20 / 12-31-23 Dena Nordstrom, Vice Chairperson
Dena Nordstrom
Dena Nordstrom

Dena and her family moved to Rainier in 2015 from Oregon City. Her and her husband wanted to get away from the big city and raise their kids in a smaller town. Dena has 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

Dena started volunteering immediately when she moved to Rainier. Hope of Rainier was the first of many along with Toy N Joy, REDCO and even did some softball coaching. Now she sits on the Planning Commission and has high hopes to move Rainier towards the future, but still keep its small-town appeal.

#4 01-01-20 / 12-31-23 Paul Langner
#5 01-01-20 / 12-31-23 Vacant

PLANNER: Keshia Owens

Planning Commission Documents

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Planning Commission Agenda and Meeting Minutes

The original signed minutes will be available at Rainier City Hall.