The Hermiston City Councill has called a special meeting for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Stafford Hansell Building in Hermiston to consider an ordinance ratifying the creation of the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center Authority.

The Umatilla County Commissioners ratified the intergovernmental authority March 9.

The commissioners will also be meeting at the same time. The two entities are then expected to sign the IGA after completion of the meetings.

If approved, the authority Board of Directors would consist of Dennis Doherty, Chet Prior, Ed Brookshier, Dan Dorran, Buzz Brazeau, Vijay Patel and Dave Bothum.

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