Tillamook County, OR

Tillamook County was the second location selected to pilot the Community ROCKit process for kickstarting COVID recovery.

With a community culture that prioritizes 'stepping up' when residents see a need and collaborating across political lines, Tillamook County was the ideal community for the second Community ROCKit test flight.

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Their First Mission

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Create vibrant solutions for rapid, easy access to shelter and supports so that no one in Tillamook County need live unsheltered

Why Tillamook County?

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"We think we know each other...we think we know all the local assets. And we don't.

 

ROCKit helps us deepen our working relationships and identify our diverse community assets."
~ ROCKit participant

Produced by Tillamook County Community Development, Sarah Absher;  Video/Editing by  Jane Scott Video Productions

Who is Tillamook County

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Landscape dominated by dairy farms that includes

27,688 individuals spread over 1,133 miles

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Residents are predominantly

White, Hispanic, or members of tribal communities

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No Presidential candidate has received >55% 

of votes since 1968, making Tillamook County politically competitive

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 The county was named after the

Tillamook (or Killamook), a Native American tribe
 

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Local farms and dairy are the backbones of the regional economy, with the 

Tillamook County Creamery Association

serving as the largest employer
 

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