Our vision is world-class public access to Willamette Falls through an experience that honors the site's historical and cultural significance, repairs and conserves the natural habitat, and strengthens the regional economy.
Our mission is to champion and sustain a world-class Willamette Falls experience that offers year-round access to the grandeur of the Falls, historic and cultural interpretation, healthy habitat, public open spaces, and that showcases the hospitality of historic Oregon City.
In 2015, the Willamette Falls Legacy Project partners created Rediscover the Falls, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization to build friends and fundraise for the project. Rediscover the Falls' first assignment is to help make the riverwalk vision a reality. Over the past several years, thousands of Oregonians provided input into the project's values and scope.
Over the last two years, Rediscover the Falls has been working in collaboration with the WFLP partners to ensure the public is well informed and engaged in the efforts to construct and complete the Riverwalk project. The ultimate outcome of this engagement will be the launch of a major capital campaign designed to help bring critical experiential elements of the Riverwalk to life. To lead this process, Rediscover the Falls has assembled a dynamic Board of Directors and hired an Executive Director and Campaign Director. Together, we will ensure all Oregonians and visitors have access to a world-class experience of the majestic Willamette Falls.
Board of Directors
Chair, Alice Norris - Former Mayor of Oregon City and Past President of Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition
Vice-Chair, David Judd - Former Director of Vancouver/Clark County Parks and Recreation
Treasurer, Jonathan Stone - Executive Director, Downtown Oregon City Association
Secretary, Kent Ziegler - President, Oregon City Business Alliance
Carlotta Collette - Community Advocate
Jodi Bailey - Business Development, TerraFirma
Jim Desmond - Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy
Bob Hall - President and CEO, YMCA of Columbia-Willamette
Bob Tackett - Executive Secretary, NW Labor Council
Alice Norris, Co-Chair
Randy Miller, Co-Chair
Mary Faulkner, Ferguson Wellman
Dennis Gilliam, Bob’s Red Mill
Scott Hamersly, Oregon Wealth Management
Gary Maffei, Community Volunteer
Shelly Parini, Parini Connects
Rett Pratt, Lawyers Title
Julie Vigeland, Community Volunteer
Alexis Ingram - Campaign Director