The City of John Day knows that to maintain our rural lifestyle, we need to have a solid foundation. In the near-term we are focused on creating and enhancing the networked systems that support our community. We are investing in infrastructure to support housing development, broadband for our residents and businesses, a riverfront parks system, outdoor recreation amenities, and controlled environment agriculture. These investments will make our community resilient to what the future throws at our children and grandchildren and make John Day a thriving community once again.
In addition to these investments in the physical landscape we are also investing in grassroots economic development that focuses on local ideas, citizen decision making, and small business development as the foundations of our future economy. Growing Rural Oregon (GRO) presents a resilient and sustainable pathway towards the future by providing a field tested model for how we can leverage our assets, build upon our opportunities using best practice models and high quality data, and grow a more sustainable and robust economy.