The City Manager's office provides administration services for the management of the City to ensure that City Council policies and directives are carried out. This office also coordinates and directs the work of all City departments and employees.

Responsibilities include preparing City Council agenda materials for Council meetings; preparing regular and special management reports; processing citizen inquiries and service requests; working with citizens and the media for public relations and information programs; maintaining intergovernmental relations with various federal, state, local and private agencies; developing and maintaining a sound personnel program; representing the Council during contract negotiations; and functioning as the Budget Officer.

The Manager is responsible for the enforcement of ordinances and the expenditures of funds in accordance with the budget. The City Manager also makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council on legislation, financial programs, capital improvements, economic development and other administrative matters.

About our City Manager

Robb Corbett is currently the City Manager of Pendleton.  He was hired by the City of Pendleton in December of 2011 after serving as City Manager in Sutherlin,  Prineville, and Burns, OR.

Robb started his career in public service in 1990 and became a City Manager in 2000.  He is a member of International City Managers Association and the Oregon City/County Managers Association. 

Robb has served as a community volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of America, Amateur Athletic Union, Little League Baseball, Student Mentor, Smart Reading Program, Oregon State High School Rodeo, and past deacon of his church.  He currently serves as the Secretary of the Pendleton Cultural Trust, Board Member for Pendleton Young Life, Member of the Pendleton Rotary Club and the Pendleton Church of God.

He is a 2008 graduate of Eastern Oregon State University with a degree in Business Administration.

Robb is married to his wife of 13 years Elizabeth and they have three children; Alaina, Olivia, and Chas.

Contact Our Staff:


500 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801

Phone: 541.966.0221

Contact Our Staff

Name Title Email
Corbett, Robb City Manager
Biggerstaff, Donna Administrative Assistant