We are area governments, businesses, heritage advocates, tribes and private citizens.
The Willamette Falls 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.
The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition is leading efforts to enhance, assist and promote the Heritage Area.
The Heritage Area is a source of pride and prosperity, where visitors and residents experience the places, stories and abundance of culture and history.
About Our Organization
The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition is a federally designated not-for-profit organization, with a 23-member board of directors representing key stakeholders and experienced professionals in government, business, industry, tourism, arts, heritage, historic preservation, and others. The WFHAC Board includes representatives from all six governments operating within the boundary (Metro, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Clackamas County, and the cities of Oregon City, Lake Oswego, West Linn and Canby.)
Management and Operations
Lake Oswego Resident, Former city council member, Business owner
West Linn, former City Council Member
Immediate Past President
West Linn, Retired Attorney
West Linn, Mayor
Clackamas County, Executive Director of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
Oregon City, City Councilor
Board of Directors
The Ice Age Floods Institute
Mini Sharma Ogle
Portland General Electric
Clackamas County Commissioner
Clackamas County Arts Alliance
City Councilor, City of Lake Oswego
Senior Center Oregon City
City of Canby
City of Canby
Main Street Oregon City
Alice Norris – Founding President
Former Mayor of Oregon City, Clackamas Community College Board, Legacy Project
President, Friends of the McLean House
Executive Director, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
National Heritage work takes time, talent and in-kind and financial support.
Thanks to the following for supporting our Heritage Area work.
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.