Building Community

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. AGA’s work is guided by local residents who are encouraged to voice their needs, resources and perspectives through a variety of means: surveys, listening sessions, and outreach events. We like to say that A Greater Applegate is a place where community values, community vision, and community voices lead to community action.

The Applegate Valley is defined geographically by the Applegate River. The river’s headwaters flow from the Siskiyou Mountains of Jackson County to its confluence with the Rogue River in Josephine County. Numerous tributaries define the various Applegate Valley “neighborhoods” — including Little Applegate, Upper Applegate, North Applegate, Carberry Creek, Humbug Creek, Sterling Creek, Thompson Creek, Provolt, Williams, Wilderville, and others. Neighborhoods along each of these tributaries are both distinct and part of the larger Applegate Valley community.

Check out Applegate Valley Connect for all that’s happening around Applegate Valley! Add your business, event, news story or job posting to help increase information sharing and access in our community.

The AGA Board of Directors meets the 4th Monday of every month, except December, from 3:30 to 5:30. Community members and groups are welcome to observe a meeting or make a short presentation with advance notice. Please contact Seth at seth@agreaterapplegate.org if you are interested in attending.

Latest News

Innovation Grants Now Open AGA will be awarding $10,000 through our Innovation Grant (formerly Momentum Grants) program this year to recognize projects that further the Applegate Valley Vision, which is now live on our website!  Apply by October 15.

Applegate Valley Vision: A Greater Applegate is excited to announce the release of the Applegate Valley Vision– a community-driven initiative that enlists a values- and asset-based approach to enhance this beautiful valley for years to come. This living document is comprised of five major focus areas, 25 goals, 90 strategies, and more than 500 ideas for action that have been developed by you, the residents of the Applegate. You can download the entire plan or scroll through the pieces of the Vision Plan online.

Nonprofit Network Event at The Applegate Evening Market on September 28th 5:00-7:30pm.  Visit the Applegate Evening Market on Wednesday September 28th to learn more about area nonprofits, sign up to volunteer or find ways to get involved in local projects!

Food and Farm Event at Vista222 on November 10th 5:30-7:30pm. Calling all Applegate Valley Farmers, Ranchers, Growers, Grocers, Restaurateurs and Food Entrepreneurs of any scale! You are invited! We are turning the Applegate Valley Vision into action, as we review the high priorities identified for the food and farm community. This is an opportunity to come together as we begin strategizing next steps, collaborating, and networking.  Refreshments and childcare. Please RSVP to SaraMarie@rvfoodsystem.org before November 1st. 

Thank you so much for your love and commitment to the Applegate community! I'm super impressed with the integrity and character of the AGA team. Standing ovation for 14 neighborhood listening sessions!! Give yourselves big pats on the back for all the important work done thus far! You are appreciated!

Leigha Perry

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