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."


~ Commissioner Erin Skaar,  co-chair

"Implementing ROCKit in my county really inspires me again. It feels good to have something to sink my teeth into and feel empowered!"


~ Peter Starkey, CARE,  co-chair

The Housing Crises

The Housing Crises

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
 

Integrated Asset &
Action Map

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These assets were identified by Tillamook County participants to help address and improve access to shelter within the community.
 

Asset Map

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Assets