Progressive Yamhill: Acting Together Locally
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Want to do more than read a newsletter?  Thanks to amazing volunteer Amy, we have an updated list of open voluteer opportunities on boards and committies in the county.  Check it out here, and apply to something!  Your voice is needed. 
Positive news for the week:  some recognition for local pastor Bernie Turner, former pastor McMinnville's First Baptist Church, from Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacitic Northwest's Queer Heroes 2020 project.
Upcoming Events

Progressive Yamhill maintains a community calendar of progressive events - sign up to 'follow' it on Google!

Know of an upcoming event we should share?  Email the details to!

Yamhill County Budget Hearing
Thursday, June 18th, 10am
Written comments may be submitted in advance to County Administrator, Ken Huffer by email at

The budget was prepared on a basis of accounting consistent with the previous fiscal year.
2020-21 Approved Budget:

HHS Summary: Page 2
Culture & Rec Summary: Page 30
Land Use Summary: Page 37
Public Works Summary: Page 47
Criminal Justice Summary: Page 59
Community Services Program Summary: Page 93
General Government Summary: Page 99

Conversation on Race hosted by Boho Yoga
Thursday, June 18th, 5:30pm
Facebook Discussion Group here:
Register for Zoom meeting here:

Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration
Friday, June 19th
Choose one of the three sessions to attend:
A.) 12-1:50
B.) 2-3:50
C.) 4-5:50
Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg

 Lynnette Shaw for House District 24 Launch Party
Saturday, June 27th, 2pm

Representa Yamhill: Training for Latinx Local Leaders
Wednsday, June 24th, 6pm
Dayton Courthouse Square Park
Or via Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:

Yamhill County Democrats Central Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 25th, 6pm social, 7pm meeting

Volunteer Opportunities
Does the idea of elected office seem too daunting?  Maybe a volunteer position on a board is more your speed. Check out the full updated list here, and apply to something!  Your voice is needed. 

Yamhill County Committees:
  • Local Public Safety Coordinating Council - 2 positions open; one City Mayor or Councilor and one WOU Criminal Justice Program representative
  • Local Investment Advisory Committee - 2 citizen positions open
  • Cove Orchard Sewer Service District - 2 citizen positions open
  • Parks & Rec. Advisory Board – one position open
  • Senior Advisory or Disability Services Advisory Council - 2 positions open
  • Budget Committee - 5 positions open
  • Parks & Streets Committee - one position open
  • Water & Sewer - one position open
  • Planning Committee - one position open
  • OR-47 Ad-hoc Advisory Committee multiple positions open
Dundee: Planning Commission - one position
Lafayette: Budget Committee - one position
  • City Council Position #3 Seeking Applications
  • Planning Commission - 1 position open
  • Citizen’s Rate Review - 1 position open
Planning Commission - 1 position open
Progressive Yamhill is a non-partisan group with a regional focus on Yamhill County politics at the city, county, and state level, as well as a vehicle to connect with neighbors on issues and actions at a federal level.  Our goal is to connect, educate, inform, and actively participate in the creation of a local community that shares and supports our mission.  You can learn more about our origin, and our group, at our website.

Our growing Facebook Group is 'Private', meaning that unless you are in the group, you cannot search for it, see anything anyone posts in it, or even find out who else is a member.  We take our members privacy seriously and have a team of moderators who vet every new member before adding them.  In order to enable new members to find us, and to communicate key events to the public, we also have a public Facebook Page.  If you would like to join, and the first link didn't work for you, use the second link and follow the instructions to let us know!
We Are engaged residents and friends of Yamhill Valley who believe in developing a community that both respects and creates equity, inclusion, safety and freedom from fear & hate for all. Our purpose is to educate & inform, and to actively participate in the creation of a local climate in support of these beliefs.
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