A Greater Applegate (AGA), formerly Greater Applegate Community Development Corporation (GACDC), now operates with a broader focus on the community engagement work initiated by GACDC in 2016-2017 through the Applegate Economic Vitality Roadmap in collaboration with Rural Development Initiatives. As a result of input provided by the 200+ participants of the Applegate Roadmap process, AGA has reorganized into a backbone organization for the community. To better fulfill our mission, AGA has built capacity by bringing on staff and new board members. Get to know our team by reading our bios below!
The Applegate Valley is defined by the Applegate River, which flows from its headwaters in the Siskiyou Mountains of Jackson County to its confluence with the Rogue River in Josephine County. The river has numerous tributary streams, including Little Applegate River, China Gulch Creek, Forest Creek, Humbug Creek, Sterling Creek, Thompson Creek, Williams Creek, and others. Neighborhoods along each of these tributaries are both distinct and part of the larger Applegate Valley community.