Jackson County Regional Plan Hearings
Bear Creek Valley cities
The Jackson County Regional Problem Solving plan (aka RPS) is nearing the finish line. After changes to the plan were requested by LCDC this Spring, the county has adopted revisions. Now each participating city must do the same. This is the last opportunity to comment before the plan returns to the state for consideration. Find out the schedule in your community--click here.
Raise Your Glass Fundraiser: Celebrating Oregon Wine and Winemakers
Saturday, August 25, 5:00-7:00pm
12020 Northeast Stag Hollow Road, Carlton, OR
Join us for a celebration of Oregon's unparalleled wines and winemakers at Lemelson Vineyards in Yamhill County. We'll toast to great wine, delicious local food, and a bright future for Oregon winemakers and for 1000 Friends. Space at this event is very limited. Purchase tickets here, or contact Kristin Barber at 503-497-1000 x123.
Save the Date: Cool Communities Happy Hour with Robert Liberty in Bend
Wednesday, September 26, 5:30pm
Location TBA, Bend
Join former 1000 Friends Executive Director Robert Liberty for an informal discussion about creating walkable neighborhoods, providing transportation options, and building good housing in Bend. More information will be announced soon.
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