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 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.

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Community Convenings: A Greater Applegate has been working for over two years with hundreds of residents in more than a dozen neighborhoods, as well as the Business and Nonprofit Networks, local artists, members of the food and farm sector, specialty growers, youth, and Spanish speakers to develop a community vision and action plan for the Applegate Valley. Please join us as we share these great ideas and move forward!

  • June 7th, 5:30-8:00pm, Ruch Fire Station, 1095 Upper Applegate Road
  • June 12th, 2:30-5:00pm, Pacifica, 14615 Water Gap Road, Williams

Join us at a Farmers’ Market near you! AGA will be tabling at local farmers’ markets on the following dates: May 20 @ Murphy, May 23 @ Williams, and June 1 @ Ruch.

Business Network will be meeting at Troon Vineyards on May 26th 5:30-7:30. Email with questions.

Are you an artist in Applegate Valley looking for more opportunities to showcase your work locally? Reach out to for more details.

Follow these steps (to the right) to sign up for AGA’s Small Business Technical Assistance Services Support! Email with questions.

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 if you are interested in attending.

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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