Policy Statement

Discrimination against individuals or groups by reason of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or national origin is a matter of concern for the City. The City declares it to be the public policy of the city that discrimination in employment, housing, and public transportation because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, disability, or national origin not only deprives Pendleton inhabitants of their rights, but also undermines the institutions and foundations of a free democratic society and threatens the peace, good order, health, safety and general welfare of the community.

Further, it is the public policy of the City to foster equal opportunity for all to obtain employment, housing and public transportation without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, disability or national origin in accord with their individual merits as human beings, and in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title VIII of the federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988.

Access to Services

The City of Pendleton is committed to the goal of providing equal access to City services, programs and activities to people of all abilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which states in part that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied benefits of services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity."

Employment Practices

The City of Pendleton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, injured worker status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Effective Communication

The City will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the City’s programs, services, and activities.  The City will make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, and procedures to ensure equal access and will operate its programs so that, when viewed as a whole, those programs are reasonably accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities.  A Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is located in the Administrative Services Office at 500 SW Dorion Ave., is available to all City departments, and can be reached by dialing:

TDD number:  541 966-0230

ADA Coordinator
City Manager
(541) 966-0201
500 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton OR 97801