Upcoming Meetings: Imagine Corvallis and Oregon Geohazards

Two important groups will be having virtual meetings in the coming days; here’s how you can participate. 

ICAN Meeting 

Imagine Corvallis Action Network (ICAN), a group charged with the development and management of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Community Action Plan, is meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m., online. Those interested in attending can join the meeting via this link. 

The group has been preparing to implement a document for the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision. The document, which is available on their website, encompasses six focus areas: Learn and Thrive, Create and Celebrate, Engage and Support, Steward and Sustain, Plan and Change, and Innovate and Prosper. 

The group’s mission states: “Corvallis supports and engages a changing population in a welcoming community… that accommodates all income and cultural groups, advances the wellbeing of all residents, emphasizes open, transparent, accessible government, plans for stable financing of long-term city needs, and promotes collaborative City/University relationships in all aspects of community life.” 

DOGAMI Meeting 

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) is meeting on Friday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. This will be a quarterly public meeting held online; the agenda and meeting access information can be found here. The contact person is Lori Calarruda, who can be reached at 971-940-4851. 

According to their mission statement, the DOGAMI provides earth science information and regulation to make Oregon safe and prosperous. We envision an Oregon where people and places are prepared for natural hazards; where decisions for Oregon’s future always consider natural hazards; where resource potential is fully understood and responsibly developed; where earth science contributes to the health of our coast, rivers, forests, and other ecosystems; and where geologic learning and discovery abound.” 

Their office is located at 229 Broadalbin St. SW in Albany. Interested persons may contact the group by calling 541-967-2039 or by sending an email to mlrr.info@oregon.gov or dogami-info@oregon.gov. 

By Joanna Rosińska