FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is what you need to know about Boost and the projects it supports. Have a question that’s not addressed below? Please use the contact page.

What does Boost Southern Oregon do?

We work together in our community to bring appropriate information to the attention of involved individuals and organizations in support of economic growth.

What are some of the actions I might be called upon to do as a Booster?

No one will be asked to do anything they are uncomfortable with, but examples of what Boosters have done include:

  • writing letters to elected officials and news publications
  • obtaining signatures for initiatives and referendums
  • working in booths at community events
  • supporting the work of our Board and Executive Director behind the scenes
  • speaking to groups regarding our projects

Can I help with a project without being a Booster?

Yes, we welcome all assistance and hope you will find the experience so rewarding you will want to become a Booster!

What are some of the past projects Boost Southern Oregon has promoted?

Since 2013, we’ve provided a strong voice for Southern Oregon, helping various projects succeed. We’re proud to have supported some recent developments that have enhanced the livability of our region.

Health & Science Technology Building at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Boost Southern Oregon supported the community fundraising efforts for Southwestern Community College’s new Health & Science Technology Building. The college received an $8 million state pledge and needed to match $8 million for a goal of $16 million.  

"Boost is a supporter of education and job training on the South Coast. Our members support the new Health & Science Technology Building at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay. Under construction, the 36,000 square-foot facility will open in late 2020 with modern labs for the nursing/EMT and science programs.”Patty M. Scott, Ed. D.President of Southwestern Oregon Community College
Traditional Cultural Property (TCP)

Boost Southern Oregon (BSO) joined forces with the Coos Concerned Property Owners (CCPO) to oppose the Q’alya ta Kukwis Schichdime traditional cultural property (TCP). If enacted  the TCP would have negatively affected property owners’ rights with numerous land use regulations and added costs. The BSO and CCPO successfully collected over 800 land owner objections forms and soundly defeated the assault on private property rights.

TCP Dick L., BSO Board Member

How can I support Boost?

You can donate to support a particular project promotion or in general for the support of all projects. You can designate where you would like your donation to be used.

How do I let Boost Southern Oregon know about a project that promotes economic development in our region that needs support?

Contact our Executive Director and share your information. The ED will present to the Board for consideration.

What People Are Saying

"Boost is a supporter of education and job training on the South Coast. Our members support the new Health & Science Technology Building at Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay."

Patty M. Scott, Ed. D.
President of Southwestern Oregon Community College

"Boost Southern Oregon played a key role in defeating the proposed Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) Historic District planned along Coos Bay’s Waterfront… Our partnership with Boost Southern Oregon helped inform and mobilize property owners to stand up and defeat this destructive effort."

Cory Sause
Coos Concerned Property Owners

"I have been involved with the Jordan Cove project since its inception and I believe this project will help support economic development through public funds invested in the four southern Oregon counties."

Donna Nichols
Community Affairs, Jordan Cove LNG