You can find us around Oregon hosting speakers, facilitating conversations, and collaborating with nonprofits and governments to share the latest about land use with you. Please stay tuned to see when we'll be in your community. You can sign up to receive Oregon Stories (and invitations to local events) at friends.org/take_action.
The 2015 McCall Speaker Series
For our 40th Anniversary we follow our tradition of hosting timely and important discussions in communities around Oregon with our McCall Speaker Series, named in honor of our co-founder, the late Governor Tom McCall of Oregon. To better engage communities in the work of planning for our shared future, these events are free and open to the public. We do kindly request RSVPs. Please join us!
May 2015: Astoria
Natural Hazards Preparedness McCall Talk with author Bonnie Henderson
Thanks to all those who joined us on May 6 from 5-6:30pm in the Flag Room at the Astoria Public Library (450 10th Street, Astoria, OR 97103). Bonnie Henderson, author of "The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast," presented about her book, research, and on coastal communities. Steve McCoy, Farm and Forest Staff Attorney, spoke about efforts to ensure coastal communities plan for erosion, landslides, and flooding. 1000 Friends is supporting a Natural Hazards bill in the Oregon State Legislature right now which would implement the as-yet-un-implemented Land Use Goal 7, Natural Hazards. You can learn more about our Natural Hazards bill by clicking here. Thank you again to all those who joined us!
June 2015: Bend
Housing: Access, Affordability, and Local Authority
Cities all over Oregon face housing challenges. Of Oregon's 19 land use planning goals, number 10 relates to housing. It calls for "adequate numbers of needed housing units at prices ranges and rent levels commensurate with the financial capabilities of Oregon households." How is Bend doing? What on-the-ground efforts are ongoing to make sure the right kind of housing supply meets current and projected housing demand? Join 1000 Friends and a special guest speaker to find out.
June 27, 2015 from 2-4pm at The Environmental Center (16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend). RSVP here.
September 2015: Grants Pass
Foodsheds & the Rogue Valley Food System Network
September 26, 2015 from 2-4pm at The Haul (121 SW H Street, Grants Pass). RSVP here.
October 2015: Corvallis
Topic To Be Determined
October 13, 2015 from 5-7pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis). RSVP here.