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The County Court is the administrative office of Gilliam County. The Court sets policy for the County, oversees all non-elected departments, and represents the County in various forums.
The County Court consists of a County Judge and two Commissioners. The Judge is an elected, nonpartisan position and serves a 6-year term. The Judge functions as the day-to-day Administrator of the County and Chairman of the Court, as well as serving as Juvenile and Probate Judge. The Commissioners are partisan positions and are elected to serve for a 4-year term.
The County Court meets in the Circuit Court Room at the Courthouse on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting at 1:00 pm. Special meetings are held as needed. All meetings are open to the public.
Gilliam County Chief of Staff: Lisa Atkin
Born in the UK and having studied Business Management at Coventry University, Lisa moved to the United States in 2005. She served as a public employee within the utility industry for twelve years before settling in Eastern Oregon three years ago. Lisa brings over two decades of a diverse array of skills, including corporate strategic planning, human resource management, project & change management, to support growth and optimization of community services. In her spare time she enjoys many of the outdoor activities that Eastern Oregon boasts.
Lisa Atkin joined Gilliam County on October 1, 2019 in the new position of Chief of Staff. The chief of staff is hired by and serves at the pleasure of the county court. The chief of staff assists the court with the development of county policies and supports the court with the planning, coordination, and implementation of county operations, programs, and procedures, including those related to human resources. The chief of staff provides guidance to all elected officials and appointed department directors and serves as a member of the county’s management team.
How to get on the Court’s Agenda:
Requests to have an item placed on the County Court’s agenda must be submitted no later than Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. the week prior to the Court Meeting requested. Submit to: Gilliam County Court Administrative Assistant, Teresa Aldrich, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duties & Services
- Manage business affairs
- Prepare and monitor the Budget
- Personnel administration
- Advocate for Gilliam County at the State Legislature
- Liaison assignments to local, regional, and state boards
- Approve Ordinances (County Laws), Resolutions, and Court Orders
- Address everyday concerns of local citizens
Association of Oregon Counties
League of Oregon Cities
State of Oregon
National Association of Counties
Oregon Blue Book
Gilliam County Quick Facts (2010 Census) and Census Guide