Tribal Government & News

Community Pool meeting set for Thursday, Dec. 10

11.19.2015 Dean Rhodes Tribal Council, Health & Wellness, Events, Housing

Grand Ronde Community Meeting

about the feasibility study

for a community pool in Grand Ronde

6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in the Community Center,

9615 Grand Ronde Road

Dinner (chili and cornbread) will be served at 6 p.m.


What: A community meeting sponsored by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Grand Ronde Housing Department to listen to Tribal members and to the community about the needs, opportunities, concerns and issues related to the recently started feasibility study of the potential development of a community pool in Grand Ronde. The community meeting will include a presentation about the feasibility study by the Tribe’s Planning Department and by Robertson Sherwood Architects, PC, an Eugene firm with regional expertise in the study, design, construction and operations of private, public and municipal pools of all kinds.

Who: All Tribal members, community members and area residents are encouraged and invited to attend. Tribal Council members, Tribal staff and consultants from Robertson Sherwood will attend to listen and present information.

Why: In response to requests from Tribal members to consider building and operating a pool in Grand Ronde, Tribal Council directed staff to develop the needs, costs and benefits of a municipal pool in Grand Ronde and to seek independent expertise to develop a feasibility study. In

early November, the Tribe contracted with Robertson Sherwood Architects to conduct the study of feasibility. The objectives for this community meeting are to inform the study with input from the community and to inform the community about the study and its outcomes. The study will not

decide whether to build a pool; rather it will provide the information necessary for Tribal Council to make that decision.

Where: Grand Ronde Community Center, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, immediately following Grand Ronde Housing Residents meeting.

For more information, please contact Rick George, Planning Department Manager, at 503 879-2112 or