Team Ashland is being developed to give interested residents an opportunity to get to know more about their local government staff, departments and programs; community associations; and current community issues. The Program is designed to nurture and encourage leadership and participation by Ashland citizens. The vision of Team Ashland is to develop and maintain an informed, energetic and diversified resource for community leadership.
Each year, through an application process, 19 residents (selected by the Mayor (2), City Council (2 each), Ashland School District (1), Southern Oregon University (1), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (1), Ashland Chamber of Commerce (1) and Asante Ashland Community Hospital (1)) will form Team Ashland. Over a period of five months Team Ashland members will meet on approximately eleven occasions (evenings and weekends) and actively participate in a variety of tours, presentations and demonstrations.