The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians Tribal Chairman Carla Keene will visit the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library from 10 am–12 pm on Monday, February 19 to present a $250,000 contribution towards the building of a new downtown Grants Pass library. Community members are invited to celebrate and hear remarks.
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has committed to supporting the Grants Pass branch building project with a $250,000 gift split into $50,000 payments over a five-year period. Other local organizations receiving donations from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians during the celebration include the Josephine County Children’s Advocacy Center and Home Bridging.
During the event, community members will have a chance to celebrate the generous contributions to organizations serving Josephine County and hear remarks from Tribal Chairman Carla Keene at 10:30 am.
Last June, Josephine Community Library Foundation purchased the block between 6th and 7th streets and J and K streets for a new library in downtown Grants Pass as part of its support of new and improved facilities for Josephine Community Library and the community. Thanks to library leaders, individual and foundation donors, and grant funders, the community raised $1,925,000 from individual donors and other supporters including Four Way Community Foundation, Echo Fund, the Bennett Fund, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Avista Foundation.
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians is one of nine federally recognized Indian tribal governments in the State of Oregon. The Cow Creek tribal nation, located in southwestern Oregon, has over 1,800 members who are governed by an elected 11-member council known as the Cow Creek Tribal Board of Directors.
Carla Keene was elected Chairman of the Tribal Board of Directors by her fellow board members in 2022. Keene was most recently elected to the Tribal Board of Directors in 2019. She previously served on the Board as Secretary from 1984 to 1992.
For more information about the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, visit cowcreek-nsn.gov.
For more information about library programs and services, visit josephinelibrary.org, email email@example.com, or call 541-476-0571.