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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
January 24, 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.


Wildfire and Smoke:  Permission to do...

Wildfire and Smoke: Permission to do...

People from every political spectrum shared their thoughts at the wildfire and smoke public hearing. They concluded that it is time to do something different than the policies of the past.

Seeing People's Potential: Our Employee of the Month

Seeing People's Potential: Our Employee of the Month

Deirdre Farley’s desire as an alcohol and drug counselor is to see what people can be. 

Deirdre Farley’s desire as an alcohol and drug counselor is to see what people can be. 

Sworn Into Office:  Your Four Newly Elected Public Servants

Sworn Into Office: Your Four Newly Elected Public Servants

They promise to serve Jackson County to the best of their abilities. Watch to see the swearing in of Commissioners Dyer and Roberts, Sheriff Sickler, and County Clerk Walker.

They promise to serve Jackson County to the best of their abilities. Watch to see the swearing in of Commissioners Dyer and Roberts, Sheriff Sickler, and County Clerk Walker.

Two Years In:  The Impacts of the Legalization of Marijuana

Two Years In: The Impacts of the Legalization of Marijuana

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.

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

County Close-Up - Meet the People

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

County Close-Up - Citizens Shaping The County

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...

Meet Rick Hammel: Developmental Disabilities...

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 Developmental...

How Jackson County Supports Those with Developmental...

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

Unique Approaches to Defusing Mental Health Crisis...

Unique Approaches to Defusing Mental Health Crisis...

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.
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