Trustees for an Oregon City nonprofit will have some tough decisions to make Monday evening in weeding down 10 tourism grant applications totaling $95,124 in requests to a maximum of $60,000.

Representatives of the Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust will meet in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 625 Center St., at 5:30 p.m. March 31 for their annual grant award meeting to review proposals for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Oregon City’s hotel/motel tax has been collected and distributed by the trust to fund proposals designated for tourism promotion since 1982. Mayor Doug Neeley serves as chairman of the trust, which also includes the City Commission and four citizen members.

This year’s requests include:

$16,875: Clackamas County Historical Society — visitor services full-time expansion plan

$2,351: Clackamas Cove Triathlon — 2014 triathlon

$12,000: Main Street Oregon City — downtown website design

$14,500: Main Street Oregon City — 2014 First City Celebration Street Festival

$1,898: McLoughlin Memorial Association — Holmes House visitation

$5,000: Oregon City Chamber of Commerce — 2014 Antique Fair

$9,000: Oregon City Heritage Coordinating Committee — First City ambassadors

$1,500: Oregon City High School Band and Flag Team — Pete’s Cruise In

$28,000: Rivers of Life Center — historic Willamette/Oregon City tour ambassadors

$4,000: Trick ‘n Racy Car Club — downtown car show

For more information, contact Michele Beneville at 503-493-1542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the city’s website at

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