How to Participate

In the spring of 2019 we will gather people who live in and around the Columbia River Gorge, from Corbett to The Dalles. 

This group will be composed of approximately twenty-five people who represent a cross section of different Oregon communities and bring various experiences, backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives to the conversations. Participants don’t need to have special qualifications but should be committed to attending all four gatherings and have a demonstrated interest in working toward stronger communities.

Over four sessions, selected participants will do the following:

  • Participate in reflective discussions about topics that affect their communities
  • Connect with other community members with a variety of skills, experiences, and community networks
  • Learn how to lead conversations about issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds
  • Be eligible to receive $400 for their participation in four half-day sessions

Check back here in January 2019 for more information about how to apply for Bridging Oregon in the Gorge. If you have questions about this program in the meantime, or would like to receive an email when the application is open, please contact April Slabosheski at (503) 241-0543, ext. 123, or


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