Committees- the Heart of YOW

View our calendar of committee meetings here.


Committee Lead: Laura Swanson             Meetings are 4th Tuesday of each month Location: OSU Extension, 4506 Third Street, Tillamook from 9:30am-11am

Education & Outreach
This committee has been established to increase positive health and wellness promotion and increase access of information throughout Tillamook County, especially for vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations. The committee is made up of YOW staff and committee leads, community volunteers and social service agencies to ensure inclusive promotion of all efforts.

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Committee Lead: Heather White              Meets 4th Monday                         3:30-5pm at TBCC, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook

Healthy Minds
This committee has been established to decrease stigmatization of mental and behavioral health challenges through normalizing self-care and increasing access and awareness of existing mental health services. It is made up of a variety of community partners including clinical, mental and behavioral health providers, prevention specialists, law enforcement, and youth advocates.


Committee lead: Jessica Linnell Meetings are 1st Monday of the month                                                     2-3:30pm at OSU Extension

This committee has been established to increase knowledge and access to better nutrition while increasing engagement of healthier food choices, cooking and meal planning, gardening, food preparation and storage. This committee is comprised of representatives from OSU Ext., WIC, SNAP-Ed, Farm-to School, NW Senior and Disability Services and Registered Dieticians.


Committee Lead: Michelle Jenck          Meets 1st Thursday of the month        9-10:30am                              Tillamook Regional Medical Center 1000 Third Street, 3rd floor conference room

Active People & Healthy Communities
This committee has been established to engage community members in how to utilize physical activity resources available in Tillamook County. Further, to improve access to healthy activities and safe spaces for youth and families. Community partners include representatives from indoor and outdoor recreation, fitness programming, wellness coordinators, physicians and prevention specialists.