To build community by sustaining and enhancing local connections that promote
the environmental, economic, and social vitality of the Applegate Valley.


A Greater Applegate (AGA) is the community building organization serving the Applegate Valley.  Our mission is to build community by sustaining and enhancing local connections that promote the environmental, economic and social vitality of the Applegate Valley.  AGA learns about area priorities using listening sessions, surveys and other forms of outreach and works in partnership to address local needs and opportunities. We like to say that A Greater Applegate is a place where community values, community vision, and community voices lead to community action.  Explore the Community Connections tab to learn more.

What’s Up With AGA

      • AGA is hosting a virtual food and farm system listening session for Applegate Valley business owners involved in the local food system as growers, distributors, or retailers on on March 1st from 6:30-8:00pm. Attendees will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Indigo Grill! Contact megan@agreaterapplegate.org for information on how to get involved.
      • The Small Business Technical Assistance Program that provides free online marketing and financial counseling to Applegate Valley businesses and nonprofits has been extended through June 2021. AGA intends to use this new round of funding to offer services that will have the greatest positive impact for Applegate Valley small businesses. Please contact info@agreaterapplegate.org if you are a business needing free consulting support to better endure the pandemic.
      • A Greater Applegate is seeking an enthusiastic, qualified individual to fill the Network Coordinator role! Applicants must live in the Applegate Valley to be considered for this role. View the position description below:
View Network Coordinator Position Description

I have lived in the Applegate Valley for over 20 years, and have been involved in several ongoing community conversations around the need for some sort of organization that could be an advocate for this special place. It became clear that intelligent, long-term planning to address our shared ecological, social and economic concerns would require commitment, stability, and a capacity to connect with a wide range of local and regional stakeholders....This project would necessarily include a need for increased funding to support paid staff positions, which would help to create continuity of project management and the ability to create a long-term vision for a truly sustainable Applegate Valley. It has been very satisfying to see GACDC (now AGA) take on this mission, and I look forward to seeing what our community can achieve.

Dave Levine

It’s very rewarding to unite good people in a community. The effort to keep people focused on the end goal and the ensuing benefits of working together is a big job. I wish you all the best and I’m proud to be a member of this fine organization.

Mark L. Taylor

A Greater Applegate is fast becoming essential glue for this community.

Audrey Eldridge

You are doing a fine community job in the Applegate. Keep your hearts and heads strong.

Steve Dee

AGA is doing so much to support nonprofit, businesses and residents of the Applegate. Thank you for your dedication to this very special valley!

Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

Thank you guys for all that you do for the Applegate!

Sue Owens

AGA has its finger on the pulse of AV; we trust its judgment.

Stacie Brink

I really appreciate what this organization is doing for our rural community; they have so much to offer for rural businesses.

Jeanne Schattler

AGA is bringing the Applegate together!

Jeff & Carol Martin

My husband I want to support the excellent work that A Greater Applegate does for the community.

Deborah and Drummond Rennie