Resilient & Connected
This focus area is about creating a resilient and connected Applegate Valley. It covers topics such as emergency preparedness and risk mitigation from natural disasters, improved public safety, increasing connection in the built environment and with communication infrastructure and tools, and working towards energy independence.
Our Vision: A resilient and connected Applegate Valley plans for and takes action to mitigate risks from fire and other natural disasters; creates a sense of safety for its community members; provides ways for people to come together in public and shared spaces; has accessible communication systems; and is working towards energy independence.
OUR STRATEGIES FOR A RESILIENT AND CONNECTED APPLEGATE VALLEY
To plan for and mitigate risks from fire and other natural disasters… by working with emergency management partners and community members. Read more.
To improve public safety in the Applegate Valley… by increasing a sense of the Applegate as a safe place for all members of the community and by creating better relationships and communication with the Jackson and Josephine County Sheriffs’ Offices. Read more.
To enhance the ability for community connection in the built environment… through infrastructure development and creating more public and shared spaces to bring people together, such as a community center and a local business complex, and by encouraging community-minded buyers for transitioning commercial businesses. Read more.
To develop and support community communication infrastructure and tools… by increasing accessibility and quality of new and existing communication systems and better utilizing both analog and digital outlets. Read more.
To develop more sustainable energy sources for the Applegate Valley… by identifying a lead entity to assess and investigate the use of renewables, energy efficiencies, and forming a Public Utility District or Local Power District/Village Power Model; and keeping the community informed and mobilized to work towards energy independence. Read more.