News Briefs: RARE Participant

Ariel Kane has joined Gold Beach Main Street program as a Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) participant to help the nonprofit group with its streetscape improvements, economic development and community programs.

“With Ariel’s help, Gold Beach Main Street is excited to focus on our goals, increase community engagement and grow our tiny town with big dreams,” said President Laurie Van Zante. “We’re looking forward to what we can accomplish in the next year.”

Kane will coordinate, plan and manage various projects the nonprofit undertakes, in addition to marketing, event coordination and technical assistance with which other organizations Gold Beach Main Street works.

Kane, a Winston native, spent the past four years teaching English and volunteering in Japan. She will be based at Gold Beach City Hall.

Her position is supported by the city’s Urban Renewal Agency, the Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement.

Originally published in the Curry Coastal Pilot