Hermiston was voted one of the “Top 20 places to live the Western dream” in the February 2010 issue of American Cowboy magazine. Whether your dream is to rodeo or ranch, Hermiston makes the cut as being a top-notch place to live old West style. Proud of its Western heritage, Umatilla County hosts two world famous rodeos that will have you saying “yee-haw!”
WELCOME TO THE CITY OF HERMISTON
Welcome to Hermiston! Hermiston is a very progressive community, it is vibrant and has continued to grow into the largest town in Eastern Oregon – you are going to love it here. We enjoy life in Hermiston and I encourage you to get involved and discover what makes us the greatest place to live in Oregon. The weather here is mild all year round and provides lots of sunny days for those who enjoy outdoor life – whether your passion is biking, hiking, water sports, field sports, hunting or running we have the perfect place to experience it all. The city boasts the largest school district in Northeast Oregon, second-largest Walmart Distribution Center in the nation, vibrant city center, parks, aquatic center and trails. The city is currently working on projects that include the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center, a state of the art waste water treatment plant and ongoing economic development projects city wide.
Mayor Dave Drotzmann
LATINO BUSINESS NETWORK
Hermiston Chamber’s vision is to promote, educate and support Latino businesses in the Greater Hermiston area through networking, advocacy and business community partnerships.
“In November of 2012 the Chamber launched the Latino Business Network. This network was created to support the growth and success of the growing Latino businesses in the Greater Hermiston area.
Reminiscing our last Latino Business Network meeting, I must say it was a great gathering of some of our local community citizens and leaders. I can’t thank enough of the people who helped put it together, but most of all for the privilege of being the Chair of this wonderful endeavor I truly am humbled.
I look forward to our new partnerships with excitement and passion. There is so much to do and sometimes there is never enough time in the day to get it done. I will always be available to visit with anyone that needs my help or just an ear to listen.
Please share the vision of the Latino Business Network with the thought that we can all make a difference in Hermiston.”
Together we will always succeed in helping our community thrive.
Art M Flores, AVP Community Manager Sterling Bank
WHAT’S NEXT FOR HERMISTON?
Hermiston is poised for future growth and here are a few new and exciting facilities that are being developed:
Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center – a new development that will provide a venue for top performers, events and shows with state-of-the-art facilities for conventions and meetings of all sizes. There will be many outdoor amenities, including an amphitheater, all on 75 acres just on the outskirts of town. The Umatilla Co. Fair and PRCA Farm City Pro Rodeo will be permanent tenants and provide excellent top notch entertainment and showmanship.
Hermiston School District’s Kennison Field – the $4 million project proposal will feature a multi-use synthetic field designed for improved athlete safety and to reduce injury. This state-of-the-art facility will host high school football, soccer and lacrosse and provide opportunities to host State-level competition games and events in Hermiston. Additional features include a synthetic track surface for athletes and enhanced community rehabilitation and fitness. The track also yields IAAF certification for potential State-level competitions.