A Message from the Mayor

Welcome to Medford!  Whether you recently moved to our community or have lived here for many years, we hope you will find our website helpful in providing information regarding services provided by the City of Medford.
Medford is an outstanding, livable community – midway between Portland and San Francisco, we are the financial, medical, tourist and business hub of Southern Oregon and Northern California, blending family, lifestyles, diverse educational, artistic and cultural resources and a strong sense of environmental stewardship all create a vibrant place for people to live, work, learn, invest, grow, play and visit.
Medford’s climate is nearly ideal.  At 1,382 feet above sea level, the city is protected by surrounding mountains, creating our beautiful valley. Annual average rainfall is 18 to 20 inches; the seasons are clearly defined with generally mild temperatures and annual snowfall of three to four inches on the valley floor.
For visitors and residents, our climate offers an array of year-round attractions, outdoor activities, unique festivals, exciting events and spectacular scenery.  Medford is surrounded with historic wealth, cultural attractions, and rich agricultural land.  Medford invites people to explore mile after magnificent mile of our beautiful southern Oregon valley, including wine tasting, rafting, jet boats, and beautiful scenery, to discover some of the reasons the residents here are proud to call this region home. 
Medford is a special city and with the community’s support will continue to grow and thrive in the years to come. 

Gary Wheeler

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