Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust


The City Commission established the OCCIT on July 15, 1982. Its purpose is to accept property, either real or personal, by way of gift. OCCIT accepts the donations and channels the money into the following areas:

  1. Acquisition of and improvement to parks and open space.
  2. Senior Center facilities and activities.
  3. Library improvements
  4. Recreational facilities, including swimming pools and athletic facilities
  5. Increasing the significance of the historical heritage of the City
  6. Environmental improvements such as beautification and clean-up campaigns and the planting of trees and shrubs
  7. Cultural activities such as lectures, concerts, art shows, and educational series.


The OCCIT is comprised of the City Commission and four City residents. Terms cannot exceed four years and are subject to reappointment. The Mayor reviews the applications and appoints the new members.

Download an application form or Apply online.
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Michele Beneville, Finance, 503-496-1542, mbbeneville@orcity.org
Wyatt Parno, Finance Director, 503-496-1525, wparno@orcity.org


Name Position Term Start Date Term End Date
Kurt Sommer Member 03/05/2014  12/31/2017
Josh Planton Member 01/01/2015  12/31/2018
Jan Croeni Member 01/02/2013 12/31/2016
Damon Mabee Member 01/01/2015 12/31/2018
Brian Shaw City 01/01/2015 12/31/2018
Carol Pauli City 01/01/2013 12/31/2016
Rocky Smith, Jr. City 01/01/2013 12/31/2016
Dan Holladay - Mayor City 01/01/2015 12/31/2018
Renate Mengelberg City  01/01/2015 12/31/2018

Updated April 2015