Agency History

  • January 9, 1969 - Organization is incorporated as Eastern Oregon Community Development Council (EOCDC) after restructuring by Northeast Oregon Planning and Development Council.

 

  • January 31, 1969 - Community Action Program  designation granted for the counties of Baker, Union and Wallowa  by the Office of Economic Opportunity in accordance with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.   

 

  • April 15, 1970 - Non-profit 501(c)(3) status granted to EOCDC.

 

  • July 23, 1979 - EOCDC receives designation as an Area Agency on Aging pursuant to the requirements of the Older Americans Act.

 

  • January 30, 1986 - EOCDC Board of Directors changes the organization's name to HELP, Inc.

 

  • December 17, 1987 - HELP, Inc. adds Grant County to its Community Action Program service area.

 

  • March 19, 1993 - HELP, Inc. is designated a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) by Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

  • July 27, 1993 - HELP, Inc. Board of Directors changes the organization's name to Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc.

 

  • March, 6 1996 - Community Connection Board of Directors adopts the State of Oregon's requirements and the corporation becomes a Community Development Corporation (CDC).

 

  • January 29, 1999 - Community Connection celebrates 30 years of community service!

 

  • January 29, 2009 - Community Connection reaches its 40th anniversary!

 

  • February 22, 2011 - Community Connection purchases property at 2802 Adams Avenue for its administration office. 

 

  • September 26, 2011 - Community Connection Administration Office moves to new location!

 

  • January 10, 2012 - Community Connection celebrates new agency headquarters!

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