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


A Greater Applegate is engaged with people across the Applegate watershed to envision and create our community’s future. A Greater Applegate’s Board of Directors, committee members, and volunteers are working together to make a stronger, more connected, and greater Applegate. In 2018 our organization:

  • Expanded our role from Park Stewards to Community Builders and began doing business as A Greater Applegate (AGA), formerly known as Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation. A Greater Applegate embraced its new mission with new committees, new leadership, and a new Community Builder Partnership Grant from The Ford Family Foundation.
  • Launched Applegate Valley Connect, a free community website supported by The Ford Family Foundation, featuring a calendar, local business and organization directory, volunteer opportunity portal, and much more.
  • Created the Applegate Valley Nonprofit Network to provide a space for our local nonprofit organizations to learn from each other, pursue collective interests, and increase our impact through community building.
  • Hosted the Golden Jubilee, Cantrall Buckley Park’s 50th anniversary. This event gathered 1,000 people to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the park, engaging 75 volunteers and 50 local vendors and exhibitors.
  • Enhanced Cantrall Buckley Park by focusing on new park improvements, such as solar education, integrated art, and increased engagement with schools and families.

A Greater Applegate is strategically developing essential internal organizational capacity while outreaching to the community, actively listening to learn, and planning together to create change.

Now Hiring: A Greater Applegate Executive Director

We’re so excited to announce that A Greater Applegate is working with community members in the Applegate Valley to hire an Executive Director! This 0.5 FTE position will support and grow new and existing networks, projects, and programs and support a 2020 community visioning process for the Applegate Valley. If you know someone passionate about the Applegate Valley community, please help us find a great candidate by sharing the job description and spreading the word that we are hiring.

You can read the full job description here. To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and responses to the ED Application here to info@agreaterapplegate.org and specify “Executive Director” in the subject line.

Please submit your application by June 18, 2019.

The amount of work that has already been accomplished and its positive impact on the community is noteworthy. The continued support from The Ford Family Foundation to expand areas of community engagement is exciting, if not daunting. I could not help but come away from the meeting impressed by the bold visions for the future and the significance of the strategic roadmap as you define an even broader set of goals and areas of impact. None of this is possible without the corresponding level of commitment and dedication of the board.

I believe it is just this collaborative spirit, this unbounded enthusiasm and passion for this community that makes AGA such an important organization. I continue to be impressed by the wide range of groups so actively involved in making this community a special place and the generosity of the donor community in keeping these projects viable.”

– Cathy Rodgers | Applegate, Oregon