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: Melanie Hawk


Warehouse Manager: Ed LaGrone


Board of Directors


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