City Manager

City Manager

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Sutherlin City Manager, Jerry Gillham

Jerry Gillham, was sworn in May 1, 2012 as Sutherlin's City Manager. He brought with him well over 15-years of city management experience. Mr. Gillham has a bachelor’s degree in Management from George Fox University; a professional certificate in Economic Development from the Oklahoma University; and is a graduate of the “Pacific Program”, a leadership institute for public sector executives through the University of Oregon. Mr. Gillham is also a graduate of the “Main Street Program” through the National Trust of Historic Preservation, in Washington D.C. and is a FEMA certified NIMIS/ICS Emergency Manager. Gillham's previous experience includes working at the cities of Gresham, Scappoose, Madras, Baker City and Prineville, Oregon and the City of Lakeport, California.

Jerry retired from the Army in 2014 where he served for over 25 years including two tours to Iraq.
Jerry is the catalyst to the Economic Development of Sutherlin where he is working hard to attract business and industry to our area. For more info go to the Business tab at the top and go down to Sutherlin Economic Development.   

Jerry and his wife, Sue, are homeowners here in Sutherlin and are actively involved in Sutherlin Rotary, Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce, Sutherlin Downtown Development, Inc., Sutherlin's Community Service Program and the Sutherlin Family Church. 

To contact the City Manager call 541-459-2857 or email at

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126 E. Central Avenue Sutherlin, OR 97479
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