About Community Development
Community Development is a service of our Planning Department. CD staff assist member jurisdictions, as well as other RVCOG departments, with the development and implementation of public involvement processes required for a broad array of technical, planning projects in our region. These projects range from transportation and water resources to planning for special populations, such as the frail elderly. The department assists communities with local assessments, public outreach, strategic planning, and special projects. The department coordinates multi-jurisdictional projects and provides grant writing and grant administration services to member jurisdictions. The department coordinates grant requests to funding sources, helping to obtain the best match for community needs. For the past three years, the department has coordinated the activities of the Rogue Valley Public Service Academy which provides professional training for elected officials, public employees and non-profit agencies in our region.