Advocating for Change

Advancing a healthy, resilient future in Central Oregon requires change at both the individual and governance levels. To ensure a better future for the next generations, we must communicate with elected officials and empower our community members and leaders to stand up for bold action today. Which is why we’re committed to having a seat at the table when key decisions are being made in our region and state. 

Across all program areas, our team works every day to not only educate our community, but to advocate for local policies and infrastructure that protect the environment and support economic success. From council chambers to classrooms, we collaborate with others to prioritize climate action and equitable solutions in the face of rapid growth and development. 

Below is a high-level summary of initiatives we’re currently invested in, as well as past successes; plus a few links to helpful resources. Keep checking back for updates and ways to participate, and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive timely action alerts and our latest blogs. We will also keep you informed about bills we support during legislative sessions.

If you have questions about our advocacy role or the issues we’re addressing, our door is open. Please email Mike Riley or call (541) 385-6908 x19.