The waterfront town with a million dollar view!




The City of Wheeler’s fiscal year runs from July 1st through June 30th.  The City’s budget is adopted by the City Council before or on June 30th of the prior fiscal year.  The budget is adopted in compliance with Oregon Budget Law. The Wheeler Budget Committee will meet on the following dates for FY 2019-2020 to consider the proposed budget:

Date TBD in June 2019. – Wheeler City Hall 775 Nehalem Blvd. Wheeler, OR 97147

Fiscal Year 2015/2016 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Adopted Budget

A hard copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained at Wheeler City Hall, 775 Nehalem, Blvd, Wheeler, Oregon, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Alan Burden                           
Term Expires: 12/31/2021
Garry Gitzen
Term Expires: 12/31/2021
Dave Thompson                   
Term Expires: 12/31/2020
Betsy Chase                             
Term Expires: 12/31/2021
Mike Anderson                   
Term Expires: 12/31/2021
Vacant Position                    
Term Expires: 12/31/2014


The City of Wheeler is tasked with updating its Comprehensive Plan every five to seven years. This is done through a public process and with the assistance of the Citizens Advisory Committee, an ad hoc committee that was formed for the express purpose of this update. This is in an effort to stay compliant with the Statewide Planning Goals as put forth by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. The Goals express the state’s policies on land use and related topics, such as citizen involvement, housing, and natural resources.

Oregon’s statewide goals are achieved through local comprehensive planning. State law requires each city and county to adopt a comprehensive plan and the zoning and land-division ordinances needed to put the plan into effect.

The local comprehensive plans must be consistent with the Statewide Planning Goals. Plans are reviewed for such consistency by the state´s Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). When LCDC officially approves a local government´s plan, the plan is said to be acknowledged. It then becomes the controlling document for land use in the area covered by that plan.

The Citizens Advisory Committee has concluded its work on the Comprehensive Plan and has no scheduled upcoming meetings.


Stevie Burden –                                                                 Eunice Massie –

Chair / City Council liaison                                                Vice Chair        


Gloria Schiewe                                                                 Edith Rohde


Mike Anderson –

Planning Commission liaison




The Wheeler Parks Committee meets every second Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Wheeler City Hall. The Parks Committee is responsible for the citizen engagement portion of park maintenance and beautification in addition to upkeep of City owned flower boxes throughout town. The Parks Committee donates valuable resources and oversight to maintaining the natural beauty of the City of Wheeler. The Parks that the Committee is primarily responsible for are:

Upper Park – Entrance is located on Second Street just off Rowe Street. Upper Park is the largest of the city parks and encompasses approximately 3.5 acres. The park is well above the Tsunami inundation zone and designated as the emergency meeting site in case of a large Tsunami. The park hosts a helicopter landing area and other amenities including a ball field; a PBX track; Horseshoe pits; picnic tables, barbecue facilities, walking path (approx. 1/3 mile); drinking water; restroom facilities, and playground equipment. To reserve the ball field, please call 503.368.5767. The fields are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to local teams

Waterfront Park – The City’s “first impression” park, is located at Rector Street and Marine Drive on the waterfront. The site encompasses nearly an acre of land on the Nehalem Bay. The park offers the community a window of open space. The view from the site reveals a sweeping panorama of the distant coastline, Neahkahnie Mountain, the wooded Coast Range, a wildlife sanctuary, and the river estuary. Sunsets, storms, wildlife, fishing boats, and rainbows are all a part of this spectacular landscape. With its beautiful flowers, green grass, and magnificent views of Nehalem Bay and its islands we believe Waterfront Park adds beauty and character to Wheeler. The parks amenities include Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, fishing/boat dock, and a boat ramp.



Becky Elder, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Terri Michelsen,  Secretary
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Term Expires:
Janet Bell       
Term Expires: 12/31/17
Christina Utter     
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Jane Allen
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Faith Recognition

Faith Dorothy receives a certificate of appreciation for her years of service to the Park Committee at its January 2013 meeting. The Parks Committee remembers Faith and her years of  dedicated service to the Parks of  Wheeler upon her passing in 2016. She will be deeply missed by the community.


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