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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
August 18, 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.


July Employee of the Month: Christi Haines

July Employee of the Month: Christi Haines

Christi Haines has worked with a smile the last several years to help people understand the often complex information about water usage in Jackson County.

Community Service Award: Ellen Craine

Community Service Award: Ellen Craine

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

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

Harnessing Social Media to Fight Suicide

Harnessing Social Media to Fight Suicide

Jackson County, in an effort to prevent suicide, has partnered in a new ambitious approach. Learn more about the incredible story of the Shatter the Silence social media campaign.

Jackson County, in an effort to prevent suicide, has partnered in a new ambitious approach. Learn more about the incredible story of the Shatter the Silence social media campaign.

June Employee of the Month: Greg Hollister

June Employee of the Month: Greg Hollister

We’ve all worked with that one person who goes above and beyond and is always pleasant to be around. 

We’ve all worked with that one person who goes above and beyond and is always pleasant to be around. 

A Suicide Has Happened. What Now?

A Suicide Has Happened. What Now?

County Close-Up - Heart of the County

Our local community is at even more risk after a suicide happens. Here’s how Jackson County steps in to help prevent the ripple effects of a suicide.

Special Award of Merit: Andy Austill

Special Award of Merit: Andy Austill

County Close-Up - Meet the People

You might be surprised at how much work it takes to manage the Bear Creek Greenway path. Andy Austill stepped up to the task in March of 2017 and has been an invaluable contributor to the Greenway’s success.

Preventing Suicide in Jackson County

Preventing Suicide in Jackson County

County Close-Up - Heart of the County

Suicide…it happens too much in our community. Here’s how Jackson County fights to prevent it.

Employee of the Month: Sergeant Melissa Dicostanzo

Employee of the Month: Sergeant Melissa Dicostanzo

County Close-Up - Meet the People

Sergeant Melissa DiCostanzo has a passion for public safety. Her above-and-beyond work ethic is why we chose her as May’s employee of the month.

EASA: Treating Early Psychosis in Young People

EASA: Treating Early Psychosis in Young People

Did you know that psychosis is more likely to develop in people between 15 and 25? Fortunately, treatment can be very effective, and has a major impact on the rest of someone’s life.

It's Raining Cats: How the Animal Shelter Helps Our Cute...

It's Raining Cats: How the Animal Shelter Helps Our Cute...

Whether you’ve seen them or not, feral cats are abundant in Jackson County. Here’s how the Animal Shelter helps our local felines both wild and domesticated.

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