CONTACT US
Gilliam County Court
PO Box 427
221 S. Oregon St.
Condon, OR 97823

County Judge
Steve Shaffer
steve.shaffer@co.gilliam.or.us

County Commissioner
Leslie Wetherell
leslie.wetherell@co.gilliam.or.us

County Commissioner
Michael Weimar
mike.weimar@co.gilliam.or.us

County Court Administrator
Sandy McKay
sandy.mckay@co.gilliam.or.us


P: 541-384-3303
P: 541-384-6351 (Judge)
F: 541-384-3304

Office Hours
Mon - Wed 7:30am-5:30pm
Thu 7:30am-5:00pm
Closed Friday


County Court

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Gilliam County Judge
Steve Shaffer
Gilliam County Commissioner
Leslie Wetherell
Gilliam County Commissioner
Michael Weimar

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 Court is assisted by an appointed court administrator. 
 
The County Court meets in the Circuit Court Room at the Courthouse on the first and third Wednesdays of each month starting at 10:00 am.  Special meetings are held as needed.  All meetings are open to the public.

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: Court Administrator Sandy McKay at the Court Office or via email at sandy.mckay@co.gilliam.or.us .

Agenda Request Form - Fillable
Agenda Request Form - Printable

 The Court is expected to process large quantities of information on a weekly basis during limited time periods.  The meeting packet is central to the Court’s ability to make informed decisions.  Therefore, printed materials for inclusion in the Court’s meeting packets are due no later than Thursday, 1:00 p.m. the week prior to the Court Meeting requested.

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





Useful Links

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