Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning? Does your organization have community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning projects that you do not have resources to complete? If so, you should consider applying to the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program.
REEDSPORT — Time at Oxford University and critical thinking tools have helped provide Katie Lockard with more means to help revitalize downtown.
Lockard, who graduated from Reedsport High School in 1997, works as this year's Reedsport Main Street program coordinator.
The Reedsport Main Street Program, also known as RMSP, was established in early December 2014. This is a locally driven process following the national Main Street Approach, a "...comprehensive model capitalizing on a community's unique assets."
Coffee brewed, squash roasted and beans bub- bled in the steamy kitchen of the Silverton Grange on the morning of January 24, 2015. Members of several local food advocacy groups gathered together preparing a lunch of locally sourced items donated by area farms. This lunch would later be served as a mid-way point during a FEAST (Food, Education, Agriculture, Solutions, Together) meeting and as a way to get the community to think about what food can be sourced in the Willamette Valley.
Neither Bijan Fayyaz or Ian Sisson have spent time in Oregon before joining RARE.
Two young professionals have traveled from different parts of the country to Clatsop County, where they will spend the next year gaining experience in various areas of public service.
Bijan Fayyaz, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ian Sisson, of Chicago, came to the North Coast this fall through Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE), a division of AmeriCorps that operates through the University of Oregon.
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