Alternatives to Growth Oregon has chapters around that state
that work on local growth issues. Each chapter's priorities and structure
are determined locally to fit the needs of the community. Some chapters
are their own organization, others are affiliated with other groups.
In general, AGO's chapters have the same overarching goals as Alternatives to Growth Oregon but they focus their efforts on local issues regarding growth:
Talking about it
AGO provides chapters with networking, logistical, and technical support, including:
Activist Toolkit with ongoing updates
Important research & current events
Information clearinghouse between all chapters,
local communities and other activists to share successful techniques,
new tools and needed actions
In May 2002, the Corvallis chapter of Alternatives to Growth Oregon was formed. Chapter priorities include:
- Monitoring relevant city government meetings;
- Organizing letters to the editor;
- Advocating passage of OCVA's two resolutions;
- Studying affordable housing and how a steady-state economy would affect it;
- Examining and, if warranted, helping to fight annexations; and
- Arranging a candidates' forum on growth issues.
If you would like to get involved with the AGO Corvallis Chapter, contact Bob Devine.
The AGO Eugene Chapter was formed in August 2002. Members are currently setting priorities and determining projects.
If you are interested in getting involved with the AGO Eugene Chapter, contact Patrick Bronson.
The AGO Ashland Chapter was formed in August 2002. Members meet on the 3rd Monday of the month from 7-9 pm at the Ashland Library Gresham Room (use the library's alley entrance). Members are working on a number of local initiatives.
If you are interested in getting involved with the AGO Ashland Chapter, please contact Connie Battaile, (541) 488-0368.