Mayor John Turner


John Turner

City Hall
500 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801

Term Ending: December 31, 2020

Phone Number:  (c) 541-922-8605


About Mayor Turner 

Address:  701 NW 23rd Street, Pendleton     

Educational Information

BA, Political Science, University of Oklahoma 1975

MA, Political Science, Catholic University of America, 1989

Current Occupation:   Retired

Employment History

Colonel,  U.S. Marine Corps 1975-2003

President, Blue Mountain Community College, 2004-2013

Community Service:

Port Commissioner, Port of Umatilla 2008-2016

Round Up City Development Corporation 2004-2016

Rotary Club of Pendleton 2003-2016

Oregon Solutions Convener for Pendleton Housing 2011

Columbia River Umatilla Solutions Team member 2010

Umatilla Army Depot Local Reuse Authority 2008-2014

Pendleton Housing Study Chairman 2016

Past Chairman of the Oregon Community College Association Board

Blue Mountain Community College Foundation –ex officio member


Pendleton Chamber of Commerce “Boss of the Year” 2010

BMCC “Making a Difference” Award 2013


Hunting, fishing, golf, reading


Wife, Gail

Son, Barrett and Daughter-in-Law, Beth  (five grandsons)

Daughter, Hayley