and Running for Oregon in 2012
Preparing for the 2012 Legislature
Although the 2012 Legislature is intended to be a short session, lasting a maximum of 35 days, our staff has already been hard at work in Salem to promote our priorities of protecting the viability of farmland, fostering livable communities, and defending Oregonians' access to planning in their communities. We expect things to move very rapidly this session. Learn more about our priorities and stay informed all session long at our 2012 Legislature page.
Champions for Oregon's Future: Land Use Leadership
happy to announce that last week we officially launched
the Land Use Leadership Initiative at our office in
the LULI blog to learn more about the inaugural class of
emerging leaders and advisors, and keep up with them as
they travel about Oregon throughout 2012.
County Regional Problem Solving: "The Good, the Bad and
A New American Dream: Welcome Chris Leinberger to Oregon
Friends is pleased to welcome Christopher Leinberger, a
nationally-renowned expert on financing and building
livable communities, to Portland and Eugene next month.
The Portland event, on February 15, will be the first in
our 2012 McCall Society Speaker Series. The Eugene event,
on February 16, is cosponsored by Lane Transit District. Learn
more about the events, RSVP and watch a great video of
Leinberger discussing what he means by "the option of
Your Oregon Stories: Add Yours!
the last two months, we've been asking to hear your Oregon
Stories: why you came to live or stay here, the places and
qualities that inspire you about our state, and why you
think they're worth protecting. We've heard from
supporters throughout Oregon, and created an interactive
Google map featuring some of our favorite responses so far
(excerpt at right). Check it out here, and add
your Oregon Story! We'll
keep updating it as stories come in.
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