City Council filing packets available at City Hall. File by August 20, 2014.

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Welcome to Enterprise Oregon

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Founded in 1889, Enterprise Oregon is located in the northeast corner of Oregon. Enterprise is the County Seat and the largest town in Wallowa County with 1,940 residents.

Surrounded by wide-open prairies with mixed conifer forests to the north and the Eagle Cap Wilderness to the south Enterprise is nestled in the historic and scenic Wallowa Valley, ancient home of the Nez Perce.

Enterprise’s far-sighted city councilors have, over the years, invested in the well-being of the community resulting in a new hospital and a new sewer system. Enterprise also has a High School with 100% graduation rate and a teacher student ratio of 1:13, one of the lowest in the state.

More about the History of Enterprise


2014 City Council Election - Candidate Filing Information


NOVEMBER 4, 2014

General Election

City Council Candidate Filing Information



To qualify to run for the Enterprise City Council, you must be a registered voter who has resided in the City of Enterprise during the twelve months immediately preceding the election.

City Council Positions on the November 4, 2014 General Election Ballot:

ð    Mayor                      (Margie Shaw)

ð    Council Position  #1  (Jennie Word)

ð    Council Position #2   (Tim Parks)

ð    Council Position #3   (Laura Miller)

The Mayor’s position is a 2 year term beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016.  The City Council positions are 4-year terms beginning January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018.

All successful candidates are required by law (Oregon Revised Statute 244.050) to file an Annual Verified Statement of Economic Interest form, which is distributed to elected officials by the Oregon Government  Ethics Commission in March of each year. 

Filing Packets are available to pick-up at EnterpriseCity Hall between the hours of 9am until 4pm Monday through Friday


Perspective candidates shall file the following paperwork with the City of Enterprise City Administrator/Recorder’s Office for verification of candidacy (The City Recorder is the Elections Officer for the City of Enterprise).  Once verification of candidacy has been completed, the City Admin/Recorder will take your paperwork to the CountyClerk’s office for verification of signatures to complete the filing process.

File by Petition

ORS 249.008, 249.020, 249.031, 249.035, 249.061-249.076

A candidate must allow sufficient time to have signatures verified before the filing deadline.

The following forms must be completed and filed with the City Admin/Recorders office. 

à    SEL 101 – Candidate Filing – Major Political Party or Nonpartisan with a check mark in the box “Nonpartisan” and “CompletedPetition with proposed signature sheets”. 

à    SEL 121 – Candidate Signature Sheet – Nonpartisan.

To ensure that the City Admin/Recorder’s Office has sufficient time to have the signatures verified we are encouraging you to complete the signature gathering process and submit your signature sheets to the City Admin/Recorder by August 20, 2014 to allow enough time to complete the filing process before the deadline of August 26, 2014. 

File by Fee

A candidate will file following with the Enterprise City Admin/Recorders office:

à    SEL 101 – Candidate Filing – Major Political Party or Nonpartisan with a check mark in the box “Nonpartisan” and “Filing by Declaration, with the required filing fee” 

à    Filing Fee in the amount of $10 made payable to the Wallowa County Clerk

à    Election filing Packet must be received no later than 12:00 noon at EnterpriseCity Hall on August 26, 2014

Candidate Withdrawal

If for some reason during your campaign, you decide to withdraw as a candidate, you must complete and file a Withdrawal of Candidacy or Nomination Form (SEL 150) which is available from the City Recorder.  To have your name removed from the ballot, you must file SEL 150 no later than 12:00 noon on August 29, 2014.

If you have any further questions regarding elections you may access the Candidates Manual by going to where you can access the manual.


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Contact Us

City Hall: 541-426-4196
108 NE 1st
Enterprise, OR 97828


Enterprise is located at 45°25'27" N, 117°16'37" W. According to the Wallowa County GIS department, the city occupies a 1.47 square miles or 938.16 acres. The town sits at the base of the Wallowa Mountains at an elevation of 3756' and receives about 12" of annual precipitation.