The City of Orofino is nestled in the heart of panhandle Idaho. Surrounded by mountains, trees, rivers and streams, and neighboring Dworshak Dam and Dworshak Lake, Orofino is a prime travel spot during any season and brings in many tourists, fishermen and hunters. 

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From The City Administrator

City of Orofino's Quality of Life, Mission and Vision Statements

Quality of Life- Retain our existing quality of life while developing a "community theme" that promotes tourism and relocation to our city.

Mission Statement - Lead the Clearwater Valley in providing unmatched customer service, coordination of municipal and emergency services, and recreational and cultural opportunities; responsible fiscal management and forward thinking land use planning while promoting economic development, educational opportunities, and responsible management of our natural and historic resources in order to cultivate a quality of life full of opportunity.

Vision Statements - Respects its past, enjoys its present and is planning its future, to ensure that the feeling of community is preserved, its growth beneficial, its environment is clean and its economic stability assured while maintaining a small town atmosphere and quality of life.


Welcome to Orofino and Thank You for taking the time to explore our web site! Orofino is truly a paradise with a rich history of logging and mining. Our biggest treasure has always been our people! I think you'll find the warmest, most genuine people in the world right here in our little town. From our City Hall staff to our Police Officers, you will easily see how we became "The City of Personal Service".

- Administrator Ryan Smathers


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