City Manager

The City Manager serves as the city’s Chief Administrative Officer.  The City Manager carries out the will of the City Council and directs all operations of the various city departments.  Would you like to learn more about the city management profession?  ICMA maintains a website dedicated to raising awareness of the value of professional local government management.  Learn more at

Edward Brookshier has served as Hermiston’s City Manager since 1991.  Mr. Brookshier has more than 40 years of municipal administration experience, and has been honored by the League of Oregon Cities with the Herman Kerhli Award, which is given for, "exceptional contributions to City Government in Oregon that produce lasting benefits for the local community."  He is also one of just 35 ICMA Credentialed Managers in Oregon.
Mark Morgan is the Assistant City Manager and has been with the City of Hermiston since July, 2012.  Mr. Morgan worked in municipal administration for the cities of Pullman and Cheney, Washington before coming to Hermiston.  He was honored by the Washington City/County Managers Association with their 2011 Educational Fellowship and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University, where he finished top of his class from the EWU-MPA program. 


Most professional city managers are members of the International City/County Management Association. Mr. Brookshier and Mr. Morgan are both ICMA members. ICMA and its members subscribe to a professional Code of Ethics. A list of the code with guidelines can be found HERE.