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Gary Thompson
Sherman County Judge
AOC President 2015

For more than one hundred years the Association of Oregon Counties has worked tirelessly to strengthen and improve county government in Oregon. AOC works in conjunction with our state and federal partners to insure that Oregonians receive the services they need and deserve. This website will provide you with details about all of our counties and the services AOC provides to you and our counties. Feel free to contact the AOC office in Salem for more information on county services and any questions you might have. Thank you for your interest in AOC and county government in Oregon.




2015 AOC Officers
From Left to Right: Polk County Commissioner Craig Pope, Treasurer;
Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall, 2nd Vice President; 
Umatilla County Commissioner Larry Givens,1st Vice President; 
Sherman County Judge Gary Thompson, President; 
Columbia County Commissioner Earl Fisher, Immediate Past President

County Transportation Factoid Campaign. In an attempt to ensure Oregonians understand their transportation system, and the need to maintain it, the Association of Oregon Counties will be distributing a daily factoid about the county transportation system. Each week will have a different emphasis and will include consistent content on a particular subject. Click here for more information.
Public Safety Summits
  AOC convened four Public Safety Summits in 2014, preparing a legislative proposal for the 2015 Oregon Legislature.  Those summits produced a lot of valuable ideas.  Reports and notes from each of the summits is available by clicking here.  As the legislative proposal takes shape, details will be posted on this page.  

Oregon County Structures  -  There are three forms of county government in Oregon.  Home Rule Counties.  General Law Counties. County Courts. This Chart shows the structure of Oregon's 36 counties.  It also shows which counties have non-partisan boards and courts.  If you'd like more information about county government, please contact the AOC office at 503-585-8351 and ask for the Communications Manager.

Contact a County Commissioner or Judge.  Click Here for the names and email addresses of the 120 County Commissioners and Judges of Oregon. 

O&C Legislation Visualized.  The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation (HR 1526) that deals with federal land management including the O&C in Oregon.  U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio along with U.S. Reps. Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader are prime sponsors of the legislation.  Rep. DeFazio's office has produced a video explaining what the legislation does and why it is so important to Oregon.  Please take a few minutes and watch.  

Oregon Counties - Providing Vital Public Services Since 1843. Click Here AOC has produced a 15 minute video about county government in Oregon. If you want a DVD of your own to show in your county, contact Eric or Laura at the AOC office. (It looks great on a big screen!) 


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