City of The Dalles Welcome

Presidents have a State of the Union Address. Governers, a State of the State. Cities, State of the City. So consider this a “Mini-City.” Mayor Lawrence will welcome Gorge Works’s first cohort to the program, discuss some of The Dalles’s current projects and share some insights with regards to working in municipal government. 

Steve Lawrence


Mayor of the City of The Dalles (2013-2019), Steve Lawrence received a bachelors degree in literature from Portland State University (1972), going on to obtain  his Doctor of Jurisprudence, from Lewis & Clark College’s, Northwestern School of Law. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar as a trial attorney  from 1978 to 2012, after which he was elected mayor of his hometown in 2012.  Mayor Lawrence also serves as the City liaison on the Community Outreach Team and on the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments Board. Additionally, he has played an active role in many organizations,  locally as Chair of the Ft. Dalles Museum Foundation; and regionally as Chair of the Veteran Advisory Committee of Wasco County; and President of the United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington. 

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