Rural Community Builder Name:  Seth Kaplan

Community: Applegate Valley, OR

Role: Executive Director, A Greater Applegate

Recognized by: Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Fantastic community builder

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

Seth is kind and soft-spoken but an incredible leader and hard worker. He is Executive Director of A Greater Applegate, a member of the Ford Family Foundation Community Builders Collective and Community Building Partners Organizations, and serves on many regional advisory panels.
He has stepped up to bring the Applegate Valley community together through an in-depth, multiple year, inclusive community visioning process engaging the entire, very rural and remote Applegate Valley which stretches across two counties in southern Oregon with no incorporated towns! Now, that’s rural!
I’m inspired by Seth for caring so deeply for his community that he dedicates countless hours through listening, connecting with, and supporting the residents, nonprofits, and businesses to make the Applegate truly greater.