About Local Aid

Junction City Local Aid began as a local community chest in 1945. In 2000, we became a community based 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. We currently operate with the efforts of many volunteers, three part-time staff and Executive Director Kori Rodley. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

JCLA provides basic needs assistance and economic relief to people living in the Junction City School District and the Junction City area of rural Lane County. This includes food, utility and energy assistance, prescription/medical assistance, transportation assistance, clothing, and serves as a referral source for area resources.

We moved into our location at 210 6th Street in April of 2013 after raising the funds to purchase the 11,000 square foot building from Bob and Terry Lee. Due to the generosity of the previous owners, we were able to move in and have enough space to grow!

We have invited service partners to share our building and help provide much-needed services to community members. Our current service partners include Laurel Hill Center, Womenspace, and Looking Glass Community Services.

Executive Director: Kori Rodley

Finance & Operations Manager: Jami Vroman

Pantry & Client Services Coordinator: Rachel Collins

Warehouse Manager: Ed LaGrone


Board of Directors


Eric Dye, President
Product Support Engineer
Greg Golfes, Vice President
Technical Accounts Manager
Ranee Werder, Treasurer
Pastor, Willamette Christian Center
Becci Buenau, Secretary
Teacher, Junction City High School
 Wally Bowen, radio broadcaster, retired Cheryl Christensen
Retired, Community Member
Kyra Montgomery
Social Worker, Relief Nursery
Judy Spearin
Retired, Community Member
Carol Adams
Junction City School District, Retired Teacher
Carol Puderbaugh, ex officio
Junction City District School Nurse
Sherry Fanning, ex-officio Premier RV Services