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, two part-time staff and Executive Director Kori Rodley. The organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

JCLA provides basic needs assistance 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 new location at 210 6th Street in April of 2013 after raising the funds to purchase the 11,000 square foot building. Due to the generosity of the previous owners, we were able to move in and have enough space to grow!

Executive Director: Kori Rodley


Social & Community Services Manager: Ariel Oliver


Warehouse Manager: Beau Thornburg


Board of Directors


Brennen Guillory, President
Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church
Judy Spearin, Vice President
Ranee Werder, Treasurer
Pastor, Willamette Christian Center
Becci Buenau, Secretary
Teacher, Junction City High School
Melissa Bowers
Community Member
Carol Puderbaugh, ex officio
Junction City District School Nurse
Kyra Montgomery
Social Worker, Relief Nursery
Karen DeBow, ex officio  Community Member
Greg Golfes
Technical Account Manager
Carol Adams
Junction City School District, Retired Teacher