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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
January 17, 2019
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County Close-Up

Thank you for visiting the Jackson County Close-Up page. You will find a series of video stories that show what is happening around the County.

You will discover what the different departments do and what drives them to work so hard for the citizens of Jackson County. You will find better understanding of why they are so committed to a safe and healthy place to live.

You will meet the people that work for you and what is on their minds. You will find out how citizen involvement shapes the direction of the county and about rules of governance.

We will discuss hot topics, things you may not know, and we may even surprise you. Enjoy your time as you look 'Close-Up' with your Jackson County Government.


Two Years In:  The Impacts of the Legalization...

Two Years In: The Impacts of the Legalization...

The legalization of marijuana has changed much more than just recreational use. Here’s how Jackson County is dealing with the multi-faceted impacts on our community.

Meet Your Commissioner: Colleen Roberts

Meet Your Commissioner: Colleen Roberts

Jackson County has fared well during the last four years of Colleen’s first term as County Commissioner. Here’s what Colleen has to say about her time in office.

Jackson County has fared well during the last four years of Colleen’s first term as County Commissioner. Here’s what Colleen has to say about her time in office.

Community Service Award: Karen Walters

Community Service Award: Karen Walters

As a Central Point teacher and 14-year volunteer for multiple organizations, Karen Walters has a special place in her heart for helping children. 

As a Central Point teacher and 14-year volunteer for multiple organizations, Karen Walters has a special place in her heart for helping children. 

Meet Rick Hammel:  Developmental Disabilities Manager

Meet Rick Hammel: Developmental Disabilities Manager

Rick Hammel has a passion for Jackson County’s Developmental Disabilities program. Here’s a bit more about him and his background.

Rick Hammel has a passion for Jackson County’s Developmental Disabilities program. Here’s a bit more about him and his background.

Have a Heart for Those with Developmental...

Have a Heart for Those with Developmental...

Be a member of a team that supports people with developmental or intellectual disabilities at home, at work and in the community.

How Jackson County Supports Those with...

How Jackson County Supports Those with...

County Close-Up - Heart of the County

Care for developmental disabilities has greatly improved during the last 10 years in Jackson County. Here’s how.

Unique Approaches to Defusing Mental Health...

Unique Approaches to Defusing Mental Health...

County Close-Up - Heart of the County

Experiencing a mental health crisis can be scary and overwhelming, and they can happen to anybody. Here are a few ways that Jackson County comes alongside to support people through their crisis.

The Professionals Who Respond to Mental Health...

The Professionals Who Respond to Mental Health...

County Close-Up - Heart of the County

When mental health crisis situations require law enforcement response, the people who arrive on scene need to be prepared to handle the situation carefully.

Our Multi-Talented Mental Health Manager

Our Multi-Talented Mental Health Manager

Party planning, piano, and symphonies… Jackson County’s Mental Health Division Manager is talented in more ways than one. Watch to find out more.

Going Above and Beyond for White City:  The 8th Annual...

Going Above and Beyond for White City: The 8th Annual...

Serving her local community has been a way of life for Joy Reich for the past 29 years. Now we want to officially recognize her incredibly selfless efforts.

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