Gary B. Marks, City Manager
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Our City’s motto, “It’s Easier from Here” means that the City of Lebanon staff will serve the public with a level of professionalism, responsiveness and efficiency that will truly make our citizen’s life easier and more rewarding.
The City of Lebanon has the Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City and is responsible for carrying out the policies and priorities of the elected Mayor and City Councilors. The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Council. The Manager is responsible for the supervision of all city departments including appointment and removal of all personnel, enforcement of ordinances, and preparation of the annual budget and capital improvements program.
The City of Lebanon has a long history of welcoming new businesses and citizens. We actively promote quality, economic development and provide incentives to new or expanding manufacturing businesses.
In past years the City has seen the opening of a 1.5 million square foot Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center, Laticrete (tile and grout manufacturer), the Linn Benton Community College Advanced Transportation Center, and a 77,00 square foot expansion of ENTEK (battery separator manufacturer). These businesses have added nearly a thousand jobs to the local community.
More recently, Lebanon welcomed Oregon’s first medical college in over 100 years. Western University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific began classes in 2010 and hopes ultimately to serve over 800 students. The Samaritan Center, a 12,000 square foot events center with capacity to host events of up to 600 people, opened in 2013 and, in early 2015, construction on a 87-room conference hotel will be completed located next to the events center. Finally, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs plans to complete construction on a new 154-bed state-of-the-art veterans’ home in Lebanon in late 2014. As you can see, Lebanon offers a dynamic environment where opportunities for growth abound.
While we are proud of our accomplishments to date, there is always room for improvement. We welcome your suggestions on how we can do things better and to alert us to problems or concerns that need the attention of the Lebanon City Government. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the City staff with any questions or comments.