September 12, 2017, 12:00pm - September 12, 2017, 3:15pm
The needs and challenges facing neighborhoods will be the focus of the September 12 City Club of Corvallis meeting. Tracy Oulman, housing and neighborhood coordinator for the city, will discuss what she has learned in her year on the job as she has walked the community and met with neighborhood organizations. Tracey Yee of the Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board and George Brown of the Tunison Neighborhood Association will also be on the panel.
Attendees will get a chance to identify neighborhood issues and discuss ways for the city to empower local organizations. Time will be allotted for questions and comments.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 11:30 at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis at 112 NW Circle Blvd. The event will begin at noon, and a lunch from Valley Catering (meat lasagna with Italian sauce, green salad, garlic bread, veggie tray, cookies, coffee) will be available: $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve lunch, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 8. You can also pay for lunch online with your credit card.
After two emergency homeless shelters announce shutdowns and the League of Women Voters issues a report on the scale of the homelessness problem, the City Club of Corvallis gathers top city, county and agency officials for a concrete discussion of where to go from here. See cityclubofcorvallis.org
Bracing for impacts and balancing municipal budgets in Benton County and the City of Corvallis will be the topic of this month's City Club Lunch....
Representing Benton County will be Pat Cochran, budget manager, and XanAugerot, vice chair of the Board of Commissioners. Among issues facing the county are health insurance changes due to the federal Affordable Care Act and the impacts they may have on Medicaid. Also of concern are budget deficiencies facing the Health Department and what to do about costs associated with the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Speaking on behalf of the city will be Nancy Brewer, finance director, and Hal Brauner, councilor representing ward 9. Topics for city representatives are the growing funding tension resulting from proposed investments in public safety and livability, investigating alternative sources of revenue and PERS.
The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 11:30 at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis at 112 NW Circle Blvd. The event will begin at noon, and a lunch from Valley Catering (Mediterranean salad; herbed brown rice; roasted vegetables;sliced tahini chicken and rolls) will be available: $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve lunch, send email to email@example.com by Friday, May 7.You can also pay for lunch online with your credit card.
Learn about an international movement to identify how trauma and toxic stress affect the mind and body and to build personal and psycho-social-spiritual resilience. Bob Doppelt, best-selling author and executive director of The Resource Innovation Group in Eugene, will discuss the importance, methods and benefits of helping individuals and groups learn skills to cope with trauma and toxic stress.
The City Club of Corvallis will discuss how well we are prepared for a Cascadia earthquake today. Speakers will represent a nonprofit, Oregon State University and local agencies. Register at cityclubofcorvallis.org.