Monday saw the inaugural Marketing Mondays class put together in partnership with the cities of Independence and Monmouth, the chamber of commerce, and hosted by Hey Lively Co. This month’s program featured a class all about the best practices for social media marketing.
Our Love Local scratch-it program has returned to Independence!
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2022 has been an exciting year for Independence. Full of infrastructure improvements, safe streets, concerts and programs in the park, and even a new trolley, this year brought back many of the things our community has come to know while also adding new ones to love. But there’s much more to be done. We look forward to serving you, and the greater Willamette Valley, in 2023.
Last month, MI Trolley, the new public transit system serving the communities of Monmouth and Independence, made its debut during a sneak peek event that included Representative Paul Evans, Senator Deb Patterson, Independence Mayor John McArdle, and Monmouth Mayor Cec Koontz.
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Independence for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021.
On a cold and windy day during the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, a group of volunteers from the Ella Curran Food Bank hosted a drive-through food giveaway event that helped feed over 360 families (over 1,400 people) in Independence and the surrounding areas.
Is Independence unique in its housing shortage? Ethan Stuckmayer, Senior Housing Planner for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, describes the current state of housing in Oregon.
Thomas Taylor Ritchey, former mayor of Independence (1994-1998), passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 17, 2022, after a heroic battle with Parkinson's Disease. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Beth Ritchey, his brother Tim Ritchey and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In December 2021, Officer Solberg responded to a report of a potential suicide and prevented the individual from taking their life through diligent action and compassionate and understanding speech.