Chiloquin Visions in Progress (CVIP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community benefit organization formed in 1995. CVIP serves the greater Chiloquin area through projects that result in a healthy social, economic, natural, and cultural environment.

CVIP sponsors or supports numerous community and area projects and programs that forward our mission in the community. Check out the links on the "Services" page to learn more about our organization and what we are doing in the community.

CVIP owns and operates the Chiloquin Community Center in the heart of downtown Chiloquin.

Our History

Chiloquin Visions in Progress received its tax-exempt status in 1995 as an outgrowth of several community revitalization efforts with countless hours of volunteer dedication by Chuck and Sally Wells, Bill and Faith Wilkins, Tom and Inger Burns, Will Hatcher, and others. It has continued these efforts in mission and activities. We have sponsored and supported an ever-growing list of projects and programs, each dedicated to the growth and development of the Chiloquin community. Whether economic development, health and well-being, social or cultural growth, CVIP balances and coordinates all these toward the common goal of bringing our community together with honor and respect for our heritage.

Community Center

If anything says “Vision” to the city of Chiloquin it is her Community Center. It is, in our opinion, the pearl of the city. Built entirely by CVIP volunteer efforts, fund-raisers, donations and private foundation grants, the Center was dedicated in June of 2004 as a “welcoming place for the whole community.” Now in its nineteenth year of operation, that goal has become a reality, and the Center is a core element of the Chiloquin community. The Community Center is a busy place. It houses the Chiloquin Branch Library, the Two Rivers Art Gallery & Gift Shop, Klamath County Corrections, and of course, the office of Chiloquin Visions in Progress. It provides space for Oregon Child Development Coalition, Alcoholics Anonymous, and many other social services. It also hosts public meetings and private events of all kinds. There are two spacious meeting rooms available for rent by community members for public or private events, and we have a VCU available which is ZOOM capable for virtual meetings. The average day sees up to 50-70 people come through the front door for a variety of reasons. More enter through the side entrances directly into the Library and Gallery and the Library boasts 60-plus daily patrons alone.

John Rademacher

President, CVIP Board of Directors

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    A native Michigander, John graduated from MSU and moved to Oregon in 1975.  He completed a Master's in Science Education from Southern Oregon, and Administration License from Portland State and George Fox.

    John moved to Chiloquin in 1978, married Dr. Diane Haseman DVM, and began teaching science at Chiloquin High.  John worked for 29 years in Chiloquin Schools.  We live on a small farm with a big garden, selling our excess at the Friday Market.  Another passion is our camping and WorldMark travel. 

    John also is on the Klamath County School Board, reads with Chiloquin SMARTees, Chairs Chiloquin Sheriff's Advisory committee, and serves on the CLAS Advisory committee.  He stays involved in Chiloquin Schools by running the clock for football games and judging Senior Projects, when available. 

    John is pleased to join the CVIP board and serve the Chiloquin community in this endeavor.

    Faith Wilkins

    CVIP Board Secretary

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      Our Secretary and longest-serving Board Member, Faith Wilkins, has a Master Herbalist Degree. She has worked as a Survey Botanist for the last 25 years. She (and Bill) raised their family of three daughters here in Chiloquin.

      Faith is also our accountant. She is our negotiator when it comes to getting the most for our money. She is confident, reliable, and excels in the area of integrity. She has been a part of CVIP from the time our organization began. She is valuable in her knowledge of our history as an organization and desires to bring CVIP to the next level.

      She understands the meaning and heart behind “Chiloquin Visions in Progress” because she was part of the team that raised the money necessary to build the beautiful building we now occupy. Her vision for the community moves her forward.  And she greatly helps CVIP to move in the same direction.

      Larry Dugger

      CVIP BoardTreasurer

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        Larry Dugger is a newer resident of the Chiloquin area.  He and his wife, Christy built their retirement home in Oregon Shores II after residing on California's North Coast and raising a family for many years.

        Larry is a graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, California with a Bachelor's degree in Forest Management and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA).

        While attending school and serving in the Naval Reserve, Larry worked for the US Forest Service on the Shasta-Trinity, Lassen and Mendocino National Forests, as a Fire Prevention Officer and Timber Cruiser.

        After receiving his BS, Larry spent 3 years Navy active duty as a Commissioned Officer, eventually transferring to the US Coast Guard Reserve  and achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander before he retired.

        After active-duty military and the Forest Service, Larry began a 37 year career with Simpson Timber Company’s Lumber Division in Arcata, CA.  He ended that part of his life as a Financial Analyst. 

        Larry has done significant volunteer work in his communities, serving 30 years on the board of the Arcata Economic Development Corporation.  Also serving twice as Board President.

        Presently, Larry serves on several boards and volunteers as a math tutor at Chiloquin Jr/Sr High School.

        Robert Cowie

        Executive Director

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          Robert Cowie and his wife Kimberly, are newer residents of Chiloquin, moving here in 2017 after growing up and working across the state of California.

          Robert worked for more than 20 years at Sony Electronics in many capacities, including VP of Customer Insight, VP of the VAIO Technology Center, Director of Engineering, Director of Product Quality, and program management. Robert’s previous work experience also includes many years in the broadcast television and cable television industries.

          Robert is currently a customer experience consultant, helping businesses establish and grow their customer experience and employee engagement programs.  

          Robert was elected in November 2020 to the Chiloquin City Council. Robert also serves as a non-voting member of the League of Oregon Cities (LOC) and serves on the LOC’s Telecom, Broadband and Cable Policy Committee. 

          Robert is our new Executive Director!  He will be assuming his duties on Jan. 1 2024.  We are extremely pleased to have someone of Robert's caliber working with us. 

          William Wilkins

          Executive Director, Emeritus -- Webmaster, Event Manager

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            William has been involved with CVIP since it's inception. William was past President of the CVIP Board of Directors, both in 1999, and from 2015-2017. 

            William is proudest of his family, Faith, and their three daughters, who were all raised here in Chiloquin.

            He was a wildland firefighter for over 30 years, working mainly for the US Forest Service, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, and for some private fire contracting companies. William ran a wildland fire engine for most of those years, and still looks upon Initial Attack as one of his peak life experiences.

            William was the oldest graduate of Technical Fire Management, which was the equivalent of a Master's Degree in Fire Management.  This was instrumental in obtaining his last permanent position with the USFS, that of Fuels Specialist on High Cascades Ranger District of the Rogue River -Siskiyou National Forest.

            One of William's strong points is electronic media.  he established a Twitter account for CVIP that has been successful in getting out our mission to people that have never heard of Chiloquin.  He revitalized the Community Center Facebook page, and it now serves as a  hub for community events and special occasions.

            Now that Robert Cowie is our new Executive Director, Bill will be filling in where needed, but concentrating on Event Management (calendars), and keeping up CVIP's online presence.

            Christy Dugger

            Board Member at large

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              Evan Wright

              Board Member at large

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                Kevin Ketner

                Board Member- at large

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                  Stefani Mosby

                  Board Menber at Large (leave of absence)

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