City Sponsored Public Event Program

City-Sponsored Public Events are recognized by the City of Oregon City as events that are open to the general public and may not be recurring.

City-Sponsored Public Events are recognized by the City of Oregon City as events that are open to the general public. Generally, such activities should occur on a reoccurring basis; however, the City Commission of Oregon City reserves the right to fund a one-time public event if it is deemed worthy of subsidizing.

City-Sponsored Public Events are designed to enhance the growth and development of the community’s tourism industry and help solidify its brand. City-Sponsored Public Events are well-organized and well-publicized events that attract 1,000 to 5,000+ tourists from across the region.

The City of Oregon City will provide grants to non-profit formulated organizations as well as for-profit businesses that produce events that are open and accessible to the general public. Such events require the use of public rights-of-way and/or use of publicly owned facilities.

The City-Sponsored Public Event Program is designed with the following objectives in mind:

•Maintains accountability to the taxpayers of the community;
•Benefits local businesses;
•Supports well managed, viable existing and new public events that are designed to take place on a reoccurring basis; and
•Ensures transparency in the award of grant funding.

Be sure to read the guidelines before filling out the application

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