Our City Recorder, Nancy Parker is retiring May 28, 2020.  We would like to send her off with loads of congratulations, well wishes, and thank you's for everything she has done for our City for the past 10 years.  We will be having an Open House at City Hall on May 28 from 10:00-2:00.  Please come join us for cake and punch and we will send her off into retirement in style!!!


        City Council Meeting

June 11, 2020


Mayor's Message:

How is everyone doing? Now more than ever, when we are in this very odd time of isolation, we value and need to stay connected and look out for each other. As I said in the previous message, if you know someone who is not well connected – without online connection and perhaps house-bound – make sure you are checking on them and communicating local messages if they need them. I am impressed, yet not surprised, that people here in Athena are continuing to do their best to observe the “stay home”  governor’s policy, and still to do their jobs when they are able, and to support local businesses where they can. I am hopeful that our state and area will soon meet the guidelines the President set out and can begin to lift restrictions and return to “normal”. Be assured we will move as quickly as we can here in Athena. Take care – take care of each other. Be the reason someone smiles or is hopeful today!

Mayor Becky Schroeder


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Athena Cemetery Maintenance District #1, Umatilla County, State of Oregon to discuss the biennial budget for the fiscal years July 1 2020 to June 30, 2022, will be held at Miller Family Community Room at , 215 S Third Street, Athena, OR. The meeting will take place on May 19, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.
This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 8 at Athena City Hall between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Credit Card Payments Photo

Now Accepting Credit Cards

Due to customer requests, the City of Athena is now accepting credit card payments. There will be a 2.65% percent fee on all utility payments and a 4% fee for all licensing, permits, and other miscellaneous payments.  This fee is paid by the customer.  Hopefully this service  makes your bill paying more convenient!




The City of Athena has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) potential spread and is in frequent contact with both local and state public health authorities.  Umatilla County was given the go-ahead to reopen under Phase 1. That being said, City Hall is now open to the public but we are still practicing social distancing.  And of course,  if you are not comfortable with coming into the office please see below:

**WATER & SEWER payments can be made using the drop box outside City Hall***

**Payments can also be made via phone with the use of a credit/ debit card (fees apply) **

As always, we are here to assist you! Please call City Hall @ 541-566-3862 or email cityhall@cityofathena.com  if we can be of service.

Stay safe and well!!


Notice of Proposed Budget Available

If you would like to review a copy of the proposed budget please click below.  If you have questions please call City Hall.

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: athenacaledoniangames@gmail.com or 541-566-3293