City Council Meeting
December 9, 2021
6:00 PM
@ Athena City Hall- Miller Family Community Room



Little steps can achieve long journeys. Looking back over the years we have lived in Athena (since 1996 for Jim and I, since 1975 for Jim and his family), in many ways it seems it has not changed much. Times come and go in our daily lives and really not that much changes, does it? A school burns down and another one rebuilt, Main Street gets new lights, a few houses here and there, a new pool house, a new city well. Businesses change owners after many years. Ask Rob McIntyre about small steps creating big changes at the Gem Theatre.  It has been exciting recently to see that new land is becoming available for development in our little town. Many who have wanted to have homes here in our great little town may finally have a chance to do so. Small steps, yes. And perhaps now a few bigger steps. It is exciting to see. Despite the challenges of these times in our state and country, Athena is growing. Our people care about each other and are willing to invest in our community in many ways from watering plants on main street, to volunteering for Caledonian Days, to putting out flags, and so much more. This investment is multiplying the value of what we have here. These may seem like small things or little steps…they are nonetheless important and keep us moving along the path of a healthy and thriving community. Let’s keep going! In this with you… 

-Mayor Becky Schroeder



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Athena Maintsteet Association


  • Annual Holiday Bazaar is back! Shop local this Holiday season- Saturday, December 4th 10am-4pm located in the Stahl Building.
  • Annual Light Parade Sunday, December 5th at 5pm.  For more information about how to join the parade please contact Katie Zmuda at 541-969-4810



November is a month where we are reminded to give thanks for all the blessings and good things in our lives.  One of the ways we can show how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful community like Athena is to give back of our most valuable possession…ourselves!  In this spirit of giving back to our community, we will be establishing a list of people who would be willing to donate their time, energy and resources to help someone else in Athena who needs assistance with their property.


Code Enforcement, in partnership with the City of Athena, will be collecting names of people who will be available to help others clean up their property that may have been identified as needing some extra upkeep to reach compliance with the city ordinances.  This may be like some weeding or leaf raking, to piling up a pickup truck with some solid waste items that need to go to the landfill.   If you are interested in joining our Community Code Task Force, please email to get your name on the list!    Please include a brief summary of what skills and/or resources you may have to offer, such as a truck, mower, etc.   Also include what times and dates you would be willing to provide assistance to someone in Athena with their property.    We hope to start having some names to match up with properties that need assistance for Spring, but sign up now to beat the rush!!


Thank you for taking time to thoughtfully consider this exciting new approach to Code Enforcement in Athena!  It just makes more sense to help our neighbors this way.

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Athena Public Library

Monday: 12:00 – 6:00
Tuesday: 11:00 – 5:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 6:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 5:00
Friday: 11:00 – 5:00

The Library will be closed Friday, December 24 and Friday December 31 for the Christmas and New Year Holidays.

Since 1993

Caledonian Days

Athena Caledonian Games, a Scottish heritage festival, is held every July. We are seeking parade participants, old cars for showing, athletes, clans, vendors, pipers and dancers.  Please volunteer to help us.  (Call 541-566-3880.) We need elbow grease and support.  Our $50 Guardian Donation Program seeks donors to guard and preserve Athena’s Scottish Tradition.  Donations may be sent to ACG, PO Box 161, Athena, OR 97813.