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The City of Rogue River seeks additional public input on update to Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.

(Rogue River, OR) – The City of Rogue River is in the process of updating the existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Department of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, Rogue River will regain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. This local planning process includes a wide range of representatives from city and county government, emergency management personnel, and outreach to members of the public in the form of an electronic survey.

A natural hazard mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster events. Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship; reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs; increased cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process; and increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects.  

If you have any questions regarding the Rogue River NHMP addendum or the update process in general, please contact: Ryan Nolan, City Administrator at (541) 582-4401.

 The latest water quality report is available for review. As expected, it shows the City of Rogue River drinking water exceeds Federal and State Requirements.


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  • We currently have openings for a City Councilor, Planning Commission Alternate, and Budget Committee member. To serve in any of these volunteer roles, you must live within City Limits and be a registered voter. Applications are available at City Hall, or for download here: City Council, Planning Commission and Budget Committee.


 Want to work for the City? We are currently hiring for Police and Administration. See Public Notice page for Job Descriptions, and submit an application to the City as soon as possible! 


This year's Budget Committee meeting was held Thursday April 13; and the Budget Committee recommended the budget for adoption by the City Council. The City Council approved it at their regular meeting, held on Thursday May 25, 2023 at 6:00 PM. The Budget Document is available for review.