Council Vision, Mission & Goals


Woodburn will be a safe, vibrant, full-service community. Woodburn will be a community of unity, pride, and charm. It will be a sustainable, technologically advanced community with a functional multi-modal transportation system. Woodburn will thrive as a regional focus for the advancement and enjoyment of the arts, culture, leisure and recreational activities. Woodburn will be a great place to live, work and visit.


It is the mission of the Woodburn City Council to make Woodburn a great place to live, work, and visit.

GOALS FOR 2019-2021.


Thematic Goals

  • Create an inclusive environment where residents participate and are engaged in the community (that is vibrant, safe and active).
  • Promote an environment that encourages sustainable economic health maximizing our geographic, workforce, cultural and community assets.


2019-21 Strategic Goals

  • Create an inclusive environment where Woodburn residents want to participate and are engaged in the community.
  • Develop innovative funding sources to help support the completion of capital improvement projects.
  • Grow and support strategic partnerships for economic health.
  • Explore the development of a non-profit consolidation facility.
  • Improve Communication and Coordination with School District on matters of mutual interest.
  • Completion of the First Street remodel.
  • Completion of Phase 1 & 2 of the Community Center Project including the formation of an ad hoc steering committee to review and recommend design.
  • Creation of the Dick Jennings Community Leadership Academy.
  • Develop a strategy to limit PERS liability.
  • Establishment of a Woodburn 20 year community-visioning plan.


  • Improved Seating at the Downtown Plaza and the addition of game tables.