OSU Rural Studies and Extension Service faculty have worked with three rural Oregon communities to arrive at community-specific definitions of vitality and indicators. The documents below are products of these efforts, and outline how each community defined vitality and their current level of vitality. These efforts would not have been possible without the support of community members, community organizations, and the Ford Family Foundation.

Vernonia Vital Indicator Project

Full 2013 Report

Vitality Summary

Tillamook Vital Indicator Project

Full 2009 Report

Vitality Summary

Project presentation

Wallowa Vital Indicator Project

Full 2009 Report

Vitality Summary

Project presentation

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