Status Archives: Completed Projects

Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative (HSUI) , Curry County

The Housing Stock Upgrade Initiative (HUSI) program was conceived to upgrade or replace mobile homes and manufactured homes that have long outlived their designed life span.  The objective of the project was to identify and integrate sufficient resources, incentives and savings necessary for homeowners to replace rural substandard housing, specifically obsolete manufactured homes or  MMHATs […]

Agora Investment Platform– Connect. Invest. Thrive.

The Agora Investment Platform (f.k.a. IPED) was the world’s first collaborative investment technology platform matching community defined investment priorities with relevant public, private and philanthropic funding sources in order to promote economic vitality. The online platform allows communities and public, private and philanthropic funders from a variety of geographies to connect, source new opportunities, and […]

South Santiam Community Forest Corridor

New leadership within the Department of Agriculture, the US Forest Service, and the Willamette National Forest has brought with it new approaches to community engagement and collaboration.  Meg Mitchell was appointed as Superintendent  of the Willamette National Forest in August of 2009 and Cindy Glick was appointed as the Sweet Home District Ranger in March, […]

Beaverton Community Health Collaborative

The Beaverton Community Health Collaborative is a shared vision of the City of Beaverton, Community Action, Lifeworks NW, Pacific University, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Washington County Public Health. The groups had operated from separate facilities scattered throughout the Beaverton area that were overcrowded due to high demand. The partners frequently saw the same at-risk clients […]

Columbia River-Umatilla Solutions Taskforce

Drawing upon the work of the Umatilla Basin Commission and recent efforts in the State of Washington, this Oregon Solutions project was ask to conven partners to identify ways in which additional water withdrawals from the Columbia River can be done in a way to benefit both fish and farms, helping provide economic development opportunities in […]

Umatilla Forest Collaborative Group

Project Synopsis & Timeline In July of 2011, the US Forest Service sponsored a Listening Tour on the Umatilla National Forest with public, private and non-profit stakeholders.  A critical mass of those in attendance, elected to form a standing collaborative group to engage on vegetation management practices on the Umatilla National Forest.  Members asked questions of […]

Western Juniper Alliance

Project Information Promising new partnerships between government, civic leaders, non-profit organizations and businesses formed due to the growing alarm around the proliferation of Western Juniper throughout eastern Oregon.  There was general agreement that Juniper needed to be removed from both public and privately-owned lands to improve grazing land, discourage the spread of invasive weed growth, […]

WISE- Water for Irrigation, Streams and the Economy

The WISE project was a multi-faceted partnership between water users and stakeholders working proactively to improve water quality and quantity in the Little Butte Creek and Bear Creek watersheds for irrigation, aquatic habitat, and other uses in an economically and environmentally feasible manner. The WISE Project was located within Jackson County. The project area included […]

Cottonwood Canyon State Park Education and Interpretive Center

The State of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is creating a historic new park in Eastern Oregon.  Cottonwood Canyon State Park is located in Sherman and Gilliam counties along prime John Day River frontage.  The John Day River is the longest free flowing river in the Pacific Northwest and a focal salmon restoration opportunity.  The […]

Boardman Workforce Housing and Community Development

The Port of Morrow is located in Boardman and acts as a major economic driver for the entire eastern Oregon/Washington region. It was estimated that at one time, 1,400 employees worked for the Port and its associated businesses, but 60-70% of that workforce commute from neighboring areas such as Hermiston and the Tri-Cities. The area suffered […]