Rural Community Builder Name:  Harlen Springer

Community: Siuslaw Region, OR

Role: Oregon Arts Commissioner, Advocate for the arts, Dedicated volunteer

Recognized by: Susy Lacer

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Catalyst

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:

Harlen is indomitable. He is a passionate advocate for the arts in our rural community. He can always be relied upon to show up, ready to get things done. His sense of humor and dry wit make him fun to work with. Harlen helped found the City of Florence Public Arts Committee, and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, in addition to his statewide service on the Oregon Arts Commission.