2005 - Community members form committee to develop a skate park in Mill City.
2008 - Fundraisers draw support from local residents and Canyon-at-large and City of Mill City manages funds.
2009 - Fundraisers continue as plans to locate skate venue at Kimmel Park begin.
2010 - Fire at City Hall abruptly ends skate park development.
2013 - Mill City Skatepark Project Committee forms. Fundraising efforts resume.
2014 - Non-profit organization Santiam Kids And Tourism Effort (SKATE) is registered as a legal entity on October 8.
2015 - Combined fundraising efforts amass $12,358.40. City Budgeted funds: $32,500.00; Total: $44,858.40 held in trust by City of Mill City.
2016 - Mill City Council approves lot site at SW 2nd Avenue and Cedar Street at April 12 meeting. Plans for skatepark surge forward.
2018 - The Mill City Planning Commission approves a Conceptual Site Plan for Skate Park effective July 21.
November 2019 -Mill City Planning Commission reviewed and approved the final design plans for the skatepark.
2020 -Awaiting Council approval for Project Budget & Phase 1 a final site plan and construction plans to begin construction.
Our Committee Chair and Skatepark Project President spends her free time volunteering with local organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management.
Sherri Gust -Cardwell
Our Vice-President and Skatepark Project Vice-Chair spends her free time volunteering with local organizations- writing grants and planning fundraising events.
Board Member, Skatepark Project Committee Member and the town's Mayor 2014-16. In his free time, he is also an avid river rafter and member of several local organizations.
Board Member, Skatepark Project Committee Member and resident Skater. He is a certified instructor instrumental in skate camps in Hawaii and demonstration events in the Santiam Canyon.
Jo Ann Hebing
Our Committee and Skatepark Project Secretary/Treasurer spends her free time volunteering with local organizations serving youth and the community.