Sandra Slattery, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
(541) 482-3486 ext 105
Katharine Cato, VCB & Marketing Director, email@example.com
(541) 482-3486 ext 106
Dana Preston, Membership & Business Development Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
(541) 482-3486 ext 107
Dana Welsh, Operations Manager/Graphic Design/Web Administration, email@example.com
(541) 482-3486 ext 100
Kelsey Frantz, Projects and Special Events Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
(541) 482-3486 ext. 104
The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has a Rapid Response Team to help answer your business questions whether you are starting, growing or moving your business to Ashland. Complete the form below and an Ashland Chamber staff member will connect with you shortly.
The City of Ashland is a municipal corporation first organized in 1874. The Ashland City Council is elected to serve as the governing body for Ashland’s citizens. The Mayor, who presides at the City Council meetings, is elected at-large for a four-year term. Six council members are elected at-large for four-year staggering terms. Other elected officials are the City Recorder, Municipal Judge, and the five-member Parks and Recreation Commission.
The Mayor, with confirmation from the City Council, appoints a City Administrator and City Attorney. The City Administrator has the responsibility for all city functions with the exception of the Parks Department.
The City Administrator recommends the appointment or dismissal of the Administrative Services and Finance Director, Community Development Director, Electric/Information Technology Director, Fire Chief, Police Chief and Public Works Director.
In addition to the help they receive from their appointed staff and employees, 20 advisory boards and commissions assist the City Council. Over 120 Ashland citizens serve on these boards and commissions and make a valuable contribution to the City of Ashland.
Dave Kanner, City Administrator (541) 488-6002
Lee Tuneberg, Finance Director (541) 488-5300
Barbara Christensen, City Recorder (541) 552-2084
Adam Hanks, Economic Development (541) 552-2046
Bill Molnar, Community Development Director (541) 552-2042
Mike Faught, Public Works Director (541) 552-2411
John Karns, Fire Chief (541) 482-2770
Terry Holderness, Police Chief (541) 552-2138
Mark Holden, Electric and Telecommunications Director (541) 552-2314
Ashland Fiber Network (AFN) (541) 552-2222
Building & Planning Division (541) 488-5305
Business Licenses (541) 488-6004
Electric Department (Operations) (541) 488-5357
Utility Billing (541) 488-6004
Water (541) 488-5353
Jackson County is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners who are nominated and elected from the County at large, serving four-year overlapping terms. The County Administrator, a position created by ordinance, is appointed by and reports to the County Commissioners. Its mission is to provide public services that protect and enhance the quality of life in the County, as determined by the people, laws, and available resources. For more information about the County, Click Here.
SOREDI (Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the long-term prosperity of Jackson and Josephine Counties. They serve 13 incorporated cities including Ashland, Butte Falls, Cave Junction, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Rogue River, Talent, and Shady Cove.
Ron Fox, Executive Director (541) 773-8946
SBDC- The SOU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides in-depth, one-on-one guidance to businesses and prospective entrepreneurs at no fee. The SBDC business advisors have expertise in a broad spectrum of business issues. They can help you gather information, evaluate, plan, and create systems for your business that lead to greater profit, job creation, and job retention. Team counseling and on-site visits are available, as well as customized business assistance focused on your business needs.
Jack Vitacco, Director (541) 552-8300
Sustainable Valley Technology Group- Sustainable Valley Technology Group educates business and community leaders in the Rogue Valley region about the challenges and opportunities created by sustainable development; help the region take better advantage of these opportunities and help establish the region as a center for sustainable technology and business development.
Rosetta Shaw, Program Manager (541) 414-0000
SOVA- The Southern Oregon Visitors Association (SOVA) is a regional, non-profit marketing group formed in 1984. Over the years, SOVA has grown into a seven-county association of hospitality and tourism businesses and destination marketing organizations.
Carolyn Hill, Executive Director Carolyn@southernoregon.org
THRIVE- Thrive brings community members and locally-owned, independent businesses together to create a more socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable economy in the Rogue Valley. For more information contact:
Wendy Siporen, Executive Director. (541) 897-0612
Job Council- The Job Council provides workforce resources to businesses, youth and adults throughout Jackson and Josephine counties. Our programs are grouped within four primary service areas:
Business Services, Job Seeker Services, Youth Programs and Child Care Resources.
The Job Council is an important and active participant in the economic development efforts of the Rogue Valley.
Jim Fong, Executive Director, (541) 842-2515
Senator Alan Bates – Capitol Phone (503) 986-1703
Representative Peter Buckley – Capitol Phone (503) 986-1405
Governor Kate Brown – Capitol Phone (503) 378-4582