Jackson County Close Up is produced as a live studio information show for local citizens.
It airs live on Rogue Valley Community Televison six times per year, with replays on Channels 180 and 181 in Jackson County and 183GP in Josephine County. The program features stories about Jackson County government and the people who serve you.
Questions or problems? Contact RVTV at Southern Oregon University Ashland, 541-552-8416.
In the September 2018 edition we’ll meet and learn about 4 key employees in the District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney II Alyssa Claseman, Victim Assistance Program Director Diana Hamilton, Family Support Program Director Diana Del Rio and AJ Flores with the Transitional Center/Animal Control program in Phoenix. We’ll also highlight our recent Employees of the Month and discover what’s involved with being part of our Community Justice Transition Center Work Crews with Levi Castor.
In the July 2018 edition we'll meet and learn about Lisa McCurley and Mike Hescock from the Transition Center and Transitional Care Program, and Adult Services Manager Marie Curran. Features include the Community Accountability Board and Administrator Danny Jordan's Chamber Forum Presentation.
The June 2018 edition features Employee of the Month, Corporal James Biddle of the Sheriff’s Office, Judge Joe Charter, and Jackson County Juvenile Community Justice and Deputy Director Joe Ferguson.
The May 2018 edition features two subjects in our "Meet the People" segment, Commissioner Bob Strosser and May's Employee of the Month, Jessianne Dodenhoff. The 2018 Budget process and Community Justice are also featured.
Updates in the April edition focus on Greenway Clean Up Sweeps, the POW/MIA Flag dedication in downtown Medford, an annual financial audit for the County, and we meet representatives from the Clerk and Assessor's offices.
This recording topics include the new Mission Statement for the Sheriff's Department, wolf management strategies, and we'll introduce you to County staff and citizens who are helping to make Jackson County a great place to live and work.
The June edition of JC Close Up is the second edition with the programs new format. Meet the people, learn about the projects, and pick up some other tidbits on the working of County Government.
Debut episode of the all new County Close Up monthly program. County news, current events, profiles of staff members and Departments, and some interesting monthly tidbits! Co-hosted by Joe Brett and Shannon Young. - May 2017
Several topics in the July program. The Human Resources/Risk Management Department is featured with Director Cleve Brooks, Senior Analyst Claudia Bowdoin, and Recruitment Specialist Cristy Kell are guests. We also see the ribbon cutting for the new Justice Court building and check in on the Budget process at the start of a new fiscal year. - July 2016
Jackson County Parks - Parks and Roads Director John Vial and Parks Program Manager Steve Lambert are featured on the May edition. Jackson County's diverse Parks system is examined, including improvements at Howard Prairie and a new RV Park at the Expo. - May 2016
Elections 2016 with County Clerk Chris Walker, Elections Supervisor Art Harvey, and Recording Department Supervisor Carmen Helmen are guests.
Airport, guests Bern Case, Kim Stearns, Commissioner Ric Dyer. Hosted by Joe Brett.
October 22, 2015
Recreational Marijuana, guests Commissioner Breidenthal, Sheriff Falls, and Kelly Madding guests.
August 18, 2015
Host Joe Brett welcomes Helen Funk, Interim EXPO Director, Chris Smith, Chair of the Jackson County Fair Board, and County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal for an update on this popular County gathering place.
April 2, 2015
The new Health and Human Services building in downtown Medford is profiled. Project Manager Stephanie Mendenhall, H&HS Director Mark Orndoff, and Commissioner Rick Dyer inform us on how this consolidation of services and agencies will help serve the citizens of Jackson County better.
February 18, 2015
Emergency Preparedness, for humans and animals in Southern Oregon, is the December topic. Jenny Hall, Michele Brown-Riding, Andy Swanson, and Sgt. Shawn Richards cover a range of important issues should disaster strike.
December 4, 2014
Health & Human Services Opioids, Ebola, Flu Season (Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson Bauers, Tanya Phillips, Emergency Management Jenny Hall)
October 29, 2014
Assessor Josh Gibson, Sex Offender Treatment Team, Commissioners Corner
November 20, 2013
Airport Manager Bern Case Award, Rita Sullivan Award
September 25, 2013
2013 Fair, Parks and Howard Prarie
June 26, 2013
Parks and Public Health
March 20, 2013
Health and Human Services
January 23, 2013