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Corvallis Population Figures Show No Growth

Last Modified: 04/13/16
First Published: 01/11/09
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The latest population figures for the city of Corvallis show a net loss of 10 people. This trend will continue for the forseeable future. There is currently no compelling reason for any growth to occur in Corvallis.

The local economy has slowed considerably and it is likely that the Corvallis economy will be tied to that of Oregon, the Northwest and the Nation in general. Oregon is one of the five highest States in job losses. The Timber Industry has been severely impacted by the housing slump. In addition Hewlett Packard has over the past several years substantially reduced its footprint in the Corvallis economy.

There needs to be a reason that will bring families to Corvallis. Jobs and growth go hand in hand; growth has not always been high on the priority list of local officials. What should happen is to recruit some high tech companies to come to Corvallis. I am not aware of any efforts currently being promulgated to do this.

Population shifts will always occur resulting in some cities growing and others declining. Just ask the citizens of Detroit, Buffalo or Cleveland about population declines. I am sure you will hear an earful.



New Director Hired for Corvallis Fall Festival

Last Modified: 02/13/13
First Published: 02/07/13
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On the heels of the 40th anniversary Corvallis Fall Festival, the board of directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Executive Director Christine Hackenbruck.
Hackenbruck will follow the decade-long leadership of retired director Cynthia Spencer, and stepped up this month to fill a vacancy left by the most recent director, Chris Neely, who resigned in January to pursue other educational and career opportunities.
New Director Hackenbruck has many ties to the mid-valley theater scene. She is an assistant technical director for the Corvallis School District Theaters, and served the technical director and theater manager for Majestic Theatre Management from 2004 to 2011. She has lived in Corvallis for 10 years and is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.
For the past three years, Corvallis Fall Festival was voted “best festival” by readers of Mid-Valley Newspapers in the Top of the Valley awards. The 41st annual festival is planned for Sept. 28-29, 2013, and applications are now being accepted for artists. For more information, see

Corvallis Fall Festival, 568 S.W. Third St., Corvallis, OR 97333
The Corvallis Fall Festival is a not for profit event with a mission to sustain local arts and crafts while serving, supporting, and showcasing Corvallis.


Downtown Corvallis Cleanup Event 03-31-2012

Last Modified: 03/15/12
First Published: 03/15/12
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Downtown Cleanup Event

2012-03-31 , 8:30 am - Noon

We Need Volunteers:

Please RSVP by March 15th if you wish to help with this Downtown Clean Up Project. We will meet at 8:30 am at the East end of Madison on 1st Street (Howland Plaza) and then work from 9 am to noon. Please bring your own tools.

A group of individuals from Downtown Corvallis Association, Civil Beautification Urban Forestry Commission and Madison Avenue Task Force met to discuss projects to make our downtown more attractive. As a result we have planned a Bi-Annual Clean Up or "Adopt a Block" program to focus on picking up trash, weeding and maintaining tree wells and curbs.

What we would need from you:

If you are interested, gather a group of volunteers to address your store front. We would appreciate if you or your employees could also make trash disposal available to the volunteers who clean up the area.

Some tree wells may have enough soil to plant shrubs or other vegetation; however, this plant material would need to be watered once a week during the summer until it is established. If you are interested in this option, we could evaluate your site and if appropriate, provide plants at no cost, planted by volunteers, if you would agree to water them.

If you will work with us on this project, please RSVP to the Downtown Corvallis Association at 541.754.6624 or with your name, email & phone number.


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