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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
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MEDFORD, OR 97501
May 12, 2021
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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.


Tim Fankhauser - September Employee of the Month

Tim Fankhauser - September Employee of the Month

Since 2007, Tim Fankhauser has worked hard behind the scenes to make sure that the official Jackson County buildings are kept running at peak performance.

30 Years of Service Award: Doug Evans

30 Years of Service Award: Doug Evans

Most people don’t get to see how different life would be without our road maintenance workers! Doug Evans has worked hard to keep our roads safe since 1990.

Most people don’t get to see how different life would be without our road maintenance workers! Doug Evans has worked hard to keep our roads safe since 1990.

25 Years of Service Award: Allan Smith

25 Years of Service Award: Allan Smith

Tom Cruise may have PLAYED a fighter pilot and lawyer, but Allan Smith has actually WORKED as both!

Tom Cruise may have PLAYED a fighter pilot and lawyer, but Allan Smith has actually WORKED as both!

August Employee of the Month: Deputy Preston Friend

August Employee of the Month: Deputy Preston Friend

Since he was hired at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 2016, Deputy Preston Friend has proven over and over again that he cares deeply about our community.

Since he was hired at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 2016, Deputy Preston Friend has proven over and over again that he cares deeply about our community.

Dennis Hensley, District Attorney's Office:...

Dennis Hensley, District Attorney's Office:...

Watching out for the financial and emotional well-being of children and families in our valley is the responsibility of the Jackson County District Attorney's Family Support Office.

35 Years of Service: Rick Hillman

35 Years of Service: Rick Hillman

Many things have changed since 1985, but Rick Hillman’s dedicated service for the Jackson County Park’s and Roads department hasn’t.

Sherry Bonham: March Employee of the Month

Sherry Bonham: March Employee of the Month

County Close-Up

If there’s one word that people can’t say enough to describe Sherry Bonham, it’s “professionalism,” and it’s why we named her March’s employee of the month.

Selima Siddiqui: February Employee of the Month

Selima Siddiqui: February Employee of the Month

County Close-Up

There are many “unsung heroes” that work behind the scenes in Jackson County to keep things running smoothly.

Lucy Seus: January Employee of the Month

Lucy Seus: January Employee of the Month

You can tell someone truly cares about their job when they take initiative to improve their work and surroundings. 

Debbie Stroup: December Employee of the Month

Debbie Stroup: December Employee of the Month

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at our airport that passengers don’t see. Debbie Stroup handles a lot of it, and we’re recognizing her hard work.

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