City of Stanfield Mayor


Susan Whelan

Susan Whelan was appointed to the council in 2017. She served on the council until 2022 when she was appointed by the council to serve as Mayor for the remainder of Mayor Tom McCann’s term.

Educational Background:

  • Attended Multnomah School of the Bible
  • Blue Mountain Community College
  • Eastern Oregon University, Bachelors of Science Degree

Job experiences:

  • Stanfield-Westland Irrigation District pesticide applicator. During off season served as liaison for the Irrigation Districts with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Umatilla Tribes and the Bureau of Reclamation for the Umatilla River fish passage project.
  • Banner Bank - started as an accounts payable clerk, then moved up to Corporate Purchasing Manager, ending as a Vendor Compliance Manager.

Married to Jim for 49 years. Three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.