The Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies (AORA), established in 1987, represents established urban renewal agencies. Urban renewal agencies may be initiated by cities or counties, and their boards can be the municipal governing body, a housing authority, or members may be appointed by the governing body.
Leadership of AORA is vested in a Board of three officers which include a President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer. The Executive Committee includes in addition, two elected directors at-large and the Immediate past President also serve.
AORA holds at least two general membership meetings each year, one of which is at the League's annual conference. Other meetings are convened on an as-needed basis.
AORA is a resource for urban renewal agencies and public and private redevelopment professionals that:
- Promotes urban renewal 'best practices' among the state's urban renewal agencies;
- Provides a forum for discussion with professional colleagues throughout the state on issues pertinent to redevelopment;
- Provides education and information to the Legislature and state agencies on issues related to redevelopment and tax increment financing;
- Evaluates and coordinates urban renewal agency responses to litigation on urban renewal and redevelopment; and
- Assists the League of Oregon Cities.
Please click here for more information regarding AORA membership.
Urban Renewal History Document Now Available! (8.4 MB)
An update to the 2002 Urban Renewal in Oregon: History, Case Studies, Policy Issues, and Latest Developments, Urban Renewal in Oregon 2002-2012 is a comprehensive review of the history and developments in urban renewal in Oregon.
This update contains an update of legislative events that have impacted urban renewal, nine new case studies, critical issues that urban renewal agencies face now and in the future are examined, as well as a summary of legal events that have had an impact on urban renewal.