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We're happy to announce that we'll be visiting four communities in the Columbia Gorge and eastern Oregon the last week of June! We have Two-Way Street Tour community meetings planned for Hood River, Boardman, La Grande, and Enterprise from Monday, June 24th to Thursday, June 27th, 2013.I will appear (along with an as yet undecided colleague or two) at these events to provide advice about seeking grants from Meyer Memorial Trust and to collect information about the needs of nonprofits and communities in the area.
Usually TWST meetings happen in rural Oregon towns, but this week there were several in “urban” settings, including Gresham. This area was part of the ancestral homeland, food-gathering village sites of the Chinookan-speaking peoples of which I am descendent: The Watlala, and the neighboring Multnomah, Molalla and Clackamas peoples.
The Two-Way Street Tours are a useful way for MMT to share information about our grant programs, while also learning about community needs and priorities. They were designed as a way to connect to communities we are less familiar with. But the two meetings I attended last week were on my own streets—Eastside Portland, where I grew up and still live.
We're happy to announce we'll be visiting seven communities in Linn and Benton counties the first week in October! We have Two-Way Street Tour community meetings planned for Albany, Corvallis, Alsea, Monroe, Harrisburg, Sweet Home and Lebanon from Monday, October 1st to Thursday, October 4th, 2012.
Although the forecast said snow (what?!), we woke up to sunshine in Bend this morning -- so packing my sunglasses wasn't all for nought! We had a full house for our morning TWST meeting at Deschutes Children's Foundation's Rosie Bareis Campus, with close to 60 attendees
We will be holding four Two-Way Street Tour (TWST) community meetings in Deschutes and Jefferson Counties from Monday, June 4 to Wednesday, June 6, to hear about the needs of local nonprofits and communities and advice about seeking funding from MMT.
On March 2nd I had the pleasure of joining Sally Yee on a Two-Way-Street Tour (TWST). The meeting was a collaboration between MMT and the Black United Fund of Oregon and was hosted at Portland Housing Center’s offices in Northeast Portland. (See the photo below of Michelle Puggarana, PHC’s Director of Homeownership Programs, standing in front of their fabulous mural.)
Hi! This time, it's Sophia Aguinaga, Administrative Assistant with MMT, reporting about our Two Way Street Tour. Shortly after Brian and Sally's return from Forest Grove, Aaron Nelson, Technical Operations Manager, and I braved the rain and headed to meet Sally in Beaverton. Aaron and I weren't sure what to expect when we arrived. This was our first time accompanying Sally on a tour stop, and it was really exciting!
We will be holding three Two-Way Street Tour (TWST) community meetings in Washington County on Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, February 29, to provide advice about seeking grants from Meyer Memorial Trust and to collect information about the needs of nonprofits and communities in Washington County.
We are in Cottage Grove today, a community of about 10,000 residents, meeting in the City’s fabulous library. The building also houses the Chamber of Commerce, a therapy pool, the Senior Center and a Business Resource Center. Attendees represented a range of services
This afternoon at the C. Giles Hunt Memorial Library in Sutherlin, seven folks from Elkton, Oakland, and Roseburg asked me some great questions about Meyer Memorial Trust’s grant application and decision making process. We talked about how local support for a project is really important.
Program Officer Sally Yee reports on her meetings with representative from nonprofit organizations and other community members in Springfield and Oakridge this week. Check back for reports from other towns in Lane and Douglas counties.
We will be visiting five communities in southern Lane and northern Douglas Counties June 7-10, 2011, to provide advice about seeking grants from MMT and to collect information about the needs of nonprofits and communities there.