ASK - Activate South Kelso

ASK - Activate South Kelso

Activate South Kelso (ASK) is a Community Priorities Project that will identify the assets, needs, and concerns of the South Kelso neighborhood.  This resident-centered effort is an imaginative process to listen to and allow those who live in the neighborhood to directly shape the future of South Kelso.

You are invited to attend a final presentation of the South Kelso Revitalization Plan. The Plan is the product of 6 months of research and public outreach conducted by Portland State University graduate students.

The Activate South Kelso (ASK!) campaign heard from 500 community members, whose input directly shaped the Plan's recommendations for revitalization. 

Presentations (approximately 15-minutes) will be made at the regularly scheduled meetings listed below. Come to one or more to learn about the Plan, how to get involved, and to show your support.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:00pm. Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG) Board of Directors. General Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Cowlitz County Administration Building, 207 4th Avenue, Kelso, WA.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:00pm. City of Kelso City Council. City Hall, Council Chambers. 203 S. Pacific Avenue, Kelso, WA.

Monday, June 10, 2013 at 5:00pm. Kelso School District Board. Ruth B. Clark Administration Building, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm. City of Kelso Planning Commission. City Hall, Council Chambers, 203 S. Pacific Avenue, Kelso, WA.

To date, ASK! has been out gathering information from the communities in a variety of ways:

  • One-on-one interviews with community leaders
  • Attending public meetings to inform officials about ASK!
  • Holding coffee chats at the Library with Kelso residents
  • Interacting with local business owners
  • Working with a class at Wallace Elementary School to engage with youth and to learn what they envision for the neighborhood.
  • Gathered feedback from hard copy and online public surveys to further identify issues and help set priorities.
  • Held a public Open House to present initial recommended strategies, interact with the public and celebrate the community.
  • Presenting a series of agencies' public meetings through the first week of June 2013.


Your feedback will directly shape neighborhood revitalization efforts and help determine how public funds are spent.

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