The OneGorge Advocacy Group is an informal organization of public agencies, organizations, and private businesses from the Columbia River Gorge that collaboratively advocate for issues and priorities of the Gorge region in the state and federal legislatures.
The 3rd Annual “Gorge-ous Night in Olympia” is planned for February 21, beginning at 5:30PM in the Columbia Room of the Washington state Capitol Building. The reception, hosted by Representatives Gina McCabe and Norm Johnson and Senator Curtis King, will welcome many Washington state legislators and their staff to enjoy Gorge regional food, beer, and wines while mixing with Gorge residents to learn about regional legislative priorities, major industries and products.
The 5th Annual “Gorge-ous Night in Salem” will take place the evening of March 7, beginning at 5:30PM at the Mission Mill Dye House at the Willamette Heritage Center complex in Salem. Hosted by Senator Chuck Thomsen and Representatives Jeff Helfrich and Daniel Bonham, this reception likewise welcomes state legislators, staff, and Gorge residents to mix and mingle and enjoy the bounty of the Gorge.
“We are so grateful to our representatives for hosting these events, since they provide us a unique and valuable opportunity to get face-to-face with many of their colleagues in the legislature and to raise awareness of our region. We have so much to talk about, especially related to the Eagle Creek Fire recovery process, improving regional transportation infrastructure and replacing the Hood River/White Salmon Interstate Bridge, affordable housing, and fostering economic development projects throughout the Gorge,” says Genevieve Scholl, Port of Hood River Special Projects Manager. OneGorge invites all area businesses to participate and provides promotional opportunities at each event.
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With over 145 participants representing public, private, and non-profit organizations from each county in the Gorge, OneGorge facilitates actions and events that raise awareness of regional legislative priorities in Salem, Olympia, and Washington D.C. There are no membership dues and advocacy action is voluntary, on a case-by-case basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.