Moving on up: Vale city leaders relocate to new city hall

Vale city assistant Katelyn Strawn unpacks boxes of supplies transported from the old city hall to the city's new digs in the former Umpqua Bank building. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Change can be a slow process.

A good example is Vale City Hall.

Built in 1938, the structure across from the Malheur County Courthouse served Vale for 80 years.

In July, the Vale City Council signed off on a plan to buy the former Umpqua Bank building to replace city hall and Friday city staff were busy moving into their new digs.

“It’s great to have all this space. Everybody will be easily accessible,” said Katelyn Strawn, Vale city administrative assistant.

Strawn was unpacking boxes Friday morning as she talked about the advantages of the new building, including . . .