We are area governments, businesses, heritage advocates, tribes and private citizens.
The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area Coalition formed in 2006. It is a partnership of public, private and nonprofit organizations with a shared passion for the 56-river-mile heritage area: its rich heritage, natural beauty, agriculture and recreational opportunities. We are working collaboratively to see it established as a National Heritage Area.
Leading efforts to enhance, assist and promote the Heritage Area.
The Willamette Falls & Landings Heritage Area is a region where residents and visitors experience the places, stories and abundance of culture and history.
Our Heritage Area
A unique region with a diverse record of historical cultures, discoveries and settlement since time immemorial. We strive to ensure that our board reflects the diversity of the Heritage Area, and that we partner with a wide range of organizations to increase awareness and education of the region’s broad and complex history, including neglected and untold stories. Unearthing this history and seeking to discover and tell all stories is core to our work. We believe that promoting diversity and equity helps us share a true and more complete history. Our goal is to grow stronger together through understanding our shared and unique heritage, and respecting our diverse traditions, cultures, and experiences.
About Our Organization
The Willamette Falls and Landings Heritage Area Coalition is a federally designated not-for-profit organization, with a 24-member board of directors representing key stakeholders and experienced professionals in government, business, industry, tourism, arts, heritage, historic preservation, and others. The WFLHAC Board includes representatives from seven governments operating within the boundary (Metro, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Clackamas County, and the cities of Oregon City, Lake Oswego, West Linn, and Willsonville.)
While there is no monetary contribution required to be on the board, the Coalition has been favored with substantial financial support by a few entities who have championed the Coalition’s vision and mission and provided the bulk of its funding base. That amount of financial support entitles them to select their own representative to be a member on the Board. Those members are also held to the expectation of time, treasure, and talent, as well as the shared commitment to equity and inclusion.
Management and Operations
Mayor, City of Oregon City
Board of Directors
The Ice Age Floods Institute
Former Executive Director, Clackamas Co. Tourism & Cultural Affairs
Thank you to the following governments and business for their financial support.
Thanks to the following sponsors for supporting our Heritage Area work with in kind and cash donations
It takes time, talent and treasure to lead the effort to become a National Heritage Area. We need community support and your donations to make sure our collaborative efforts reach and convince Congress and the National Park Service to designate us as a National Heritage Area.