The Oregon Heritage All-Star program is a way to recognize communities that make the most of their historic resources. By safeguarding important elements of the past, communities advance both “quality of life” and economic objectives while enhancing their unique community character.
To be considered for Oregon Heritage All-Star designation, a community must meet at least 15 of 24 criteria outlined in the guidelines.
Timeline: Oregon Heritage staff will review the applications, make any necessary inquiries, and provide a recommendation to the Oregon Heritage Commission. Complete application will be reviewed and a determination made by the Commission at its next regularly scheduled meeting. Commission meets quarterly.
- Review the All-Star Designation Criteria & Guidelines
- If your community meets 15 of 24 criteria, use this checklist to help gather documentation from your community, and apply online by completing the OHAC Designation Application.
- If your community is striving to be a Heritage All-Star Community and meets at least 10 criteria, apply online by completing the OHAC Interest Form
- Refer to the OHAC Online Instructions Manual to navigate the online application system
Designation: Designated communities will receive a certificate, signage, a logo, recognition on the Travel Oregon website, and technical support to maintain the designation.
Maintaining Designation: Designated communities will receive "check-in" visits every four years, or as deemed necessary. A checklist of required renewal documentation can be found here.
Designated All-Star Communities: Albany, Astoria, Bend, Cottage Grove, Oregon City, Roseburg, Salem