Condon-It's the People

Chamber of Commerce Solicits Feedback for High-Speed Internet Plan, Alumni Database

The Condon Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Condon’s Fiber Committee to gather input from current and former Condon residents regarding the need for affordable, high-speed internet access. The Chamber has created a brief online survey. Responses from the survey will be used to help the Fiber Committee create an action plan to address the high-speed internet needs of the community.

In addition, the information gathered from the survey will be used to create a new Condon Alumni Database. The project, known as the Condon Alumni List or CAL, will be managed by the Chamber and will serve as a resource for the community: gauging public opinion on local issues, identifying ways to improve livability for residents, encouraging alumni to return home to live and work, providing job seekers with information about local employment opportunities, connecting alumni for class reunions, and other community needs.

Moving to Condon

The community of Condon, first known as Summit Springs, grew up around a fresh and abundant water supply, attracting both settlers and travelers. Condon is the county seat of Gilliam County, and rests atop the high Columbia River Plateau of North Central Oregon. Gilliam County is bordered on the North by the mighty Columbia River on the west by the wild and scenic John Day River and just to the South, the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Recreational opportunities abound at every turn.

Much of Condon’s pride comes from the fact that many of the families are third, fourth and fifth generation residents of the area – people whose ancestry came from the ‘Old Country’ to build a new life, and whose present-day descendants continue to contribute freely to the community’s well being.

"While steeped in its rural traditions, Condon has long been known

to be a welcoming community to travelers,

as well as those who would put down roots here."


Population: 685
Elevation: 2,844
Annual Precipitation: 12-14.5 inches
City Government: Mayor, Six Councilors County Seat of Gilliam County

Latitude: 45.234N Longitude: 120.183W

Distances to Area Cities:
From Condon to Portland 150 miles

From Condon to Bend 135 miles

From Condon to The Dalles 68 miles

From Condon to Hood River 87 miles

From Condon to Pendleton 116 miles

From Condon to Tri-Cities WA 115 miles

The community’s low crime rate, clean air, friendly people, variety of churches, social and civic organizations, an active interest in historic traditions, and an allegiance to living an ‘All American’ way of life all make Condon a neighborly and healthful place to live, work and play.

It’s the People!