The County Administrator's Office works with the Board of Commissioners to facilitate service delivery in all county programs.  The County Administrator serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the county and is responsible for providing overall direction to county departments and programs consistent with the policy established by the Board of Commissioners.

601 State Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Department Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

Phone: 541-386-3970
Fax: 541-386-9392

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Administration Staff:

Jeff Hecksel, County Administrator  541-387-6827

  • Leads all appointed department heads
  • Works with departments to provide service to citizens & customers
  • Appoints & evaluates department heads and other staff
  • Ensures open communication with the media, citizens and other government entities
  • Communicates and implement board policy
  • Coordinates interdepartmental plans and efforts

Heidi DeHart, Administrative Assistant  541-387-6826

  • Staff Assistant to County Administrator
  • Clerk for BOC meetings
  • Coordinates Board of Commissioner agenda development
  • Assists with departmental budget
  • Works with Administrator to communicate Board policy
  • Assists with special projects for the Administrator

Sandi Lain, Administration Secretary  541-387-6825

  • Maintains Administrator's schedule and appointments
  • Responds to citizen inquires, problems and complaints
  • Processes departments accounts payable
  • Coordinates information services needs
  • Coordinates County's carpool vehicle usage
  • Coordinates County web site
  • Maintains central service office supplies for county departments
  • Processes incoming/outgoing mail for county departments



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