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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
December 05, 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.


Jackson County Community Service Award: Bud Clardy

Jackson County Community Service Award: Bud Clardy

Who better to give the Jackson County Community Service Award to than someone who people call “Mr. Community Service”?  Watch to find out how Bud Clardy earned his nickname.

Community Service Award: Matt & Desiree Torassa

Community Service Award: Matt & Desiree Torassa

There are many animals in Jackson County that need loving homes, and finding them wouldn’t be possible without faithful volunteers like Matt and Desiree Torassa.

There are many animals in Jackson County that need loving homes, and finding them wouldn’t be possible without faithful volunteers like Matt and Desiree Torassa.

Homelessness in Jackson County - Part 2

Homelessness in Jackson County - Part 2

Special presentation made to the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) on homelessness in Jackson County, Oregon.

Special presentation made to the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) on homelessness in Jackson County, Oregon.

Jackson County Expo: Out of the Box Award to Rick Sapienza

Jackson County Expo: Out of the Box Award to Rick Sapienza

As you can imagine, electricity is one of the most vital components of the Jackson County Expo.

As you can imagine, electricity is one of the most vital components of the Jackson County Expo.

Homelessness in Jackson County - Part 1

Homelessness in Jackson County - Part 1

LPSCC Meeting - September 2019

Special presentation made to the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (LPSCC) on homelessness in Jackson County, Oregon.

Community Service Award: Ron and Cheryl Holthusen

Community Service Award: Ron and Cheryl Holthusen

This month we’re saying thank you to Ron and Cheryl Holthusen for their many hours of dedicated volunteer work at Access.

Community Service Award: Ellen Craine

Community Service Award: Ellen Craine

County Close-Up - Citizens Shaping The County

Since helping found Rogue Valley Mentoring in 2005, Ellen Craine has worked passionately to help mentor youths between the ages of 10 and 24.

Community Service Award:  Edith Tavalero

Community Service Award: Edith Tavalero

County Close-Up - Citizens Shaping The County

Retired at 90—and back to work at 92! Edith Tavalero, who has both worked and volunteered at the Food and Friends organization for more than 20 years, is this month’s Community Service Award recipient.

Dick Rudisile: Jackson County’s Budget Wizard

Dick Rudisile: Jackson County’s Budget Wizard

Retiring budget committee member Rick Rudisile has served Jackson County for 19 years. 

Gary Montgomery: A Tireless Advocate for Homeless Youth

Gary Montgomery: A Tireless Advocate for Homeless Youth

Gary Montgomery is the Maslow Project’s longest standing volunteer; his selfless devotion to helping homeless youth is why we presented him with the Community Service Award.

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