Useful Phone Numbers

City of Enterprise
(541) 426-4196

City of Joseph
(541) 432-3832

City of Wallowa
(541) 886-4215

City of Lostine
(541) 569-2415

Funny Fact:
How Whiskey Creek got its name:
While many streams in Wallowa County run dry in the summer, Whiskey Creek was decidedly "wet" in the summer of 1872. It seems that enterprising traders ran a pack train with a considerable supply of whiskey from Walla Walla, Washington Territory to a camp near Wallowa.
Residents of Wallowa were hopping mad after the traders began to barter the whiskey for goods with local Indians. They entered the camp and engaged in a three-cornered fight with the traders and the Indians. Emerging victorious, the Wallowa residents finished their work by busting open the kegs of whiskey, which then flowed freely into what has been known as Whiskey Creek ever since. (Source: Oregon Geographic Names)

309 South River Street, Ste B
PO Box 427
Enterprise, OR 97828
(541) 426- 4622
(800) 585-4121
Fax (541) 426-2032

Government

Photography by Mary Edwards, David Jensen and Robert Dawson

Government in Wallowa County

Wallowa County

Wallowa County was established on February 11, 1887, out of the eastern portion of Union County. Wallowa County is located in the Northeast corner of Oregon and has a population of 7,226.  The County comprises 3,153 square miles, has a population density of 2.28 persons per square mile, and an estimated per capita assessed value of $61,844/person for the year 2000.

The County borders Idaho on the east and Washington on the north. Umatilla and Union Counties are to the west and Baker County is to the south. Hells Canyon, the Wallowa Mountains and the Eagle Cap Wilderness are prominent geographic features of the County as are the Grande Ronde, Wallowa, Lostine and Snake Rivers.

Federal, State and local governments are the largest employers in the County.  There are four incorporated cities:  Enterprise, Joseph, Lostine, and Wallowa.  Outside of the incorporated cities are the small communities of Flora, Imnaha, Minam, Troy, and the Wallowa Lake community.

The City of Enterprise serves as the Wallowa County seat. In addition to being the county seat, Enterprise is the location for the new Wallowa Memorial Hospital. 

Government Members:

Circuit Court

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4991
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Jary Homan
Web: www.co.wallowa.or.us/boc
Description: Government
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City of Enterprise

Address: 108 NE First St, Enterprise, OR 98728
Tele: (541) 426-4196
Fax: (541) 426-3395
E-Mail: cityent@eoni.com
Contact: Michele Young
Web: www.enterpriseoregon.org
Description: Government
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City of Joseph

Address: PO Box 15, Joseph, OR 97846
Tele: (541) 432-3832
Fax:
E-Mail: cityofjoseph@eoni.com
Contact: Noma McDaniel
Web: www.josephoregon.org
Description: Government
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City of Wallowa

Address: PO Box 487, Wallowa, OR 97885
Tele: (541) 886-2422
Fax: (541) 886-4215
E-Mail:
Contact: Carol Long
Web: www.wallowaoregon.com
Description: County Government, Cities of Wallowa County
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Democratic Party

Address: P.O. Box 854, Joseph, OR 97846
Tele: (541) 432-4150 evenings
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact:
Web:
Description: Democrat, political party
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District Attorney's Office

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4543 x26
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Mona K. Williams
Web: www.co.wallowa.or.us/
Description: Government
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Enterprise Hometown Improvement Group

Address: 108 Northeast First Street, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4196
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Michele Young
Web:
Description: The Enterprise Hometown Improvement Group (EHIG) is a local nonprofit community development organization formed to champion and guide the prudent development of Enterprise, Oregon while preserving its hometown character. The City of Enterprise is the temporary contact for this organization.
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Oregon State Employment Department

Address: 1575 Dewey Street, Baker City, OR 97814
Tele: (541) 523-6331
Fax:
E-Mail: info@emp.state.or.us
Contact: Debbie Gargalis`
Web: www.workinginoregon.org
Description: Local Enterprise
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Representative Greg Smith

Address: PO Box 219 / 190 Rock St., Heppner, OR 97836
Tele: (541) 676-5154
Fax: (541) 676-5989
E-Mail: Rep.GregSmith@state.or.us
Contact: Phil Scheuers, Leg. Assistant
Web: www.Leg.State.or.us/smithg/home.htm
Description: State Representative District 57 (R) Salem Office 900 Court St. NE, H482 Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503)986-1457 Main District Office PO Box 219 Heppner, OR 97836 Phone: (541)676-5154 East District Office PO Box 1393 La Grande, OR 97850 Phone: (541)993-5236
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Republican Party

Address: 108 NE 1st, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4148
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact:
Web:
Description: Republican, political party
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US Forest Service

Address: 201 East Second Street, Joseph, OR 97846
Tele: (541) 426-5546
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Nancy Rudger
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/w-w
Description: Government Agency, Land Planners
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Wallowa County Administrative Services

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4543 ext 134
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Tressa Masters
Web: www.co.wallowa.or.us/as
Description: County Government
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Wallowa County Assessor's Office

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4543 ext 3
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Gay Freguila
Web: www.co.wallowa.or.us/
Description: County Government
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Wallowa County Board of Commissioners

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4543 ext 1
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Mike Hayward, Paul Castilleja, Susan Roberts
Web: www.co.wallowa.or.us/boc
Description: Government
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Wallowa County Clerk

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 426-4543 ext 5
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Dana Roberts
Web: http://www.co.wallowa.or.us/
Description: Government
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Wallowa County Surveyor

Address: 101 S. River St, Enterprise, OR 97828
Tele: (541) 398-1768
Fax:
E-Mail:
Contact: Richard Shaver
Web: www.co.wallowa.or.us/
Description: Government
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