City Club Talks Neighborhood

City Club of Corvallis will be holding its monthly meeting at the Boys and Girls Club on September 12. The topic for this month is neighborhoods, of which Corvallis has many. Believe it or not, the neighborhoods of Corvallis differ in subtle ways, lending them each their own charm and personality. Similarly, each neighborhood has its own list of needs and challenges.

“So much of what we value about living in Corvallis comes down to the neighborhood we live in,” said Nick Houtman, former City Club President and moderator of the discussion. 

That’s why City Club has invited Tracy Oulman, housing and neighborhood coordinator for the city, Tracy Yee of the Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board, and representatives of neighborhood groups as well.

Oulman will speak on the many observations and insights she has gained in the year she has spent on the job so far. Panelists will also identify needs and challenges for neighborhoods and ways in which the city can support local organizations.

“When a crisis hits, like a storm or earthquake, we depend on our neighbors to see us through,” said Houtman. “At the City Club meeting, we’ll talk about what makes neighborhoods distinctive and how city government can help neighbors help each other.”

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. Lunch from Valley Catering will be available for $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

Join the Corvallis City Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, located at 1112 NW Circle Blvd. This meeting will take place from 12-1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12.

By Anthony Vitale