City of Powers

“One of the pleasant things about small town life is that everyone, whether rich or poor, liked or disliked, has some kind of a role and place in the community.” –Edward Abbey


Our Community

Powers offers a unique quality of life with a temperate climate, progressive schools, and abundant recreational opportunities. Recent investments in the community include: a major pedestrian sidewalk construction plan to improve youth walking and biking routes to school; plans for a new wastewater treatment facility and improvements to the collection system; development of a master plan for storm drainage; completion of a master plan for future growth at the water treatment facility; plans to develop a new civic center to house city administration, library, and public safety; sidewalk and paving projects downtown; and involvement in the economic development of the town to facilitate growth and jobs. We offer a great place to raise a family, start or relocate a business, work comfortably toward retirement, and a supportive environment to foster personal and professional growth.


Powers is nestled in a beautiful valley along the idyllic South Fork of the Coquille River as the “Gateway to the Siskiyou National Forest”. The City has a small workforce of talented and dedicated employees who serve its 695 residents as a full-service city complete with police, fire, ambulance, library, planning, parks, streets, water, sewer, municipal court, cemetery, museum management, and information services. The City of Powers operates under a full Council form of government with no “strong mayor” or city manager—the City Council as a whole is the supervisor and is assisted by the City Recorder.