National Heritage Area plan draft released

From staff reports

A draft of the strategic plan for the Oil Region National Heritage Area is now available for review prior to a public input ZOOM meeting that is schedule at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The Oil Region Alliance, manager of the Oil Region National Heritage Area, contracted with consulting firm The Walker Collaborative to develop a plan that will steer the organization and the ORNHA for the next several years.

The plan can be viewed at by clicking the “ORNHA Strategic Plan Draft” button under the image of the cross-country skiers.

The document includes a history of the ORNHA’s operations, vision, mission, areas of focus, current issues and opportunities, and a breakdown of the implementation’s priorities, budget and schedule.

Information is also given on the methodology of the study and results of the October public opinion survey.

Those interested in participating in the virtual public review meeting must register with Jessica Gorman at by Tuesday.

Additional questions can be addressed to ORA Heritage Program Manager Jenn Burden at or by calling (814) 677-3152.