City Council Meeting
February 11, 2021
6:00 PM
@ Athena City Hall- Miller Family Community Room

Mayor's Message:

January - February 2021 

"Finally – a NEW year! For many, this is the time for resolutions. We gladly and willingly  take on unpleasant exercises and self-denials of our favorite foods, all to make us healthier and better physically. Yet, when it comes to trials imposed on us (think – 2020), we certainly do not choose or willingly take those on. And yet, their results are often just as positive in terms of creating stronger and healthier people with much greater strength of character, determination, and depth of gratitude. I hope we can look back on 2020 and be able to see what it gave us. Looking at our community over this year, I see a group of people who looked out for each other – from helping our neighbors in Weston make sandbags during the floods of February, to supporting local businesses during shut-downs, to caring for neighbors who lost jobs or needed help with school for their kids. I sure do hope 2021 has a kinder and gentler path for us all, but whatever it brings, whether abundance or lack, I cannot think of a community I would rather share the day to day walk of life with. Community of Athena – I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your mayor for the next 4 years. The pandemic continues to give us challenges and I am sure we do not even know what else could be looming in the year to come. Please continue to support our local businesses. Look for ways you can give and volunteer, whether through the schools, our local food banks, neighborhood watch groups, our Main Street Association, Gardeners Club, or VFW group (apologies if I left anyone out!) . The bottom line is that we all need each other, but together, I don’t believe there is anything this special community cannot face and come out better on the other side. Happy New Year all!"


Mayor Becky Schroeder


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Umatilla County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update

The City of Athena is collaborating with DLCD, Umatilla County, and several cities, jurisdictions, and special districts in Umatilla County to update the Umatilla County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) which is currently expired.  A Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan described the hazards a community is most likely to face, identifies their potential impacts on people and property, and establishes a strategy to reduce those impacts.  NHMP’s that are current/valid provide the jurisdictions with eligibility for pre and post disaster funding.  The NHMP is targeted for completion and adoption by mid-2021.

Yard Waste

City of Athena Yard Waste/ Burn Pile CLOSED


The City of Athena burn pile is currently closed.  We will update our website as soon as it becomes available again. Thank you!

Caledonian Days


Come join us the 2nd weekend in July for our annual celebration of our Scottish heritage!  To get involved or find out details please email Sue Friese at: or 541-566-3293