Community Vitality Projects

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2009
Year of Last Input: 2013
Last Updated: Jul 31 2017
Project Location:
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Oregon State University
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Municipality, County

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Other, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Civic Engagement


Oregon State University Rural Studies Program and Extension Service faculty have worked with three rural Oregon communities to arrive at community-specific definitions of vitality and associated indicators. The indicators are drawn from economic, social, environmental, and community capacity dimensions. Baseline assessment reports of community vitality are available with the intention of re-examining after five years. Two projects were done at the county level and the third is at the community/municipality level.

Has Perfomance Measures?

A target is associated with each indicator.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Lena Etuk
Oregon State University Extension Service -
Corvallis OR USA