The City of Ridgefield is fortunate to have a strong base of citizens that take pride in their community and exhibit this pride through participating in the many public groups and events held in Ridgefield throughout the year.
The Lion’s Club is the largest service organization in the world. Their motto is, “We Serve.” Ridgefield Lion’s is a group of men and women in the community that volunteer their time to service projects and fundraising in order to improve the City. Regular events include a Walk N’ Knock Food Drive, Food Booth at the Clark County Fair, a Chili Cook Off and much more.
The club strives to help anyone in need and spreads love and kindness throughout the community. Through membership in a Lions club, people not only help those in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills. Business, breakfast and dinner meetings are held monthly.
The Garden Club is a group of community members dedicated to making Ridgefield beautiful with various flowers and plants. They are responsible for assisting with the purchase of the hanging flower baskets in downtown Ridgefield and their volunteers plant and maintain the flower pots along the sidewalks in downtown Ridgefield. The club is 75+ years old, with a monument dedicated to the founders at Davis Park.
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library consists of community members dedicated to raising funds, awareness, and goodwill for the Ridgefield Community Library. The nonprofit group helps pay for additional books and movies, participates in community events and is currently a leader in building for the future by raising funds for a new community library in Ridgefield.
Regular Meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Community Center adjacent to the library at 10AM.
The Friend’s mission is to support, protect, and enhance the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and its wildlife habitat, as well as broaden public awareness and participation through its environmental, cultural, and educational opportunities. The Wildlife Refuge offers a beautiful natural environment for exploring and bird watching, a Chinookan style Plankhouse for connecting with our regions First Peoples, community events, and opportunities to get involved in habitat restoration programs.
For more information or to become a member, contact the Friends by calling 360-887-9495, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board Meetings: Every 2nd Monday of the month, 5PM Port of Ridgefield Meeting Room.
The Ridgefield Main Street Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of downtown Ridgefield, while advocating for its future, through economic development, community events, public and private partnerships, and unified branding and marketing of the downtown core.
The organization holds monthly community meetings, education meetings and hosts an annual Oktoberfest event.
Monthly Community Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday at 8:30AM at the Sportsman Bar & Grill
The Ridgefield Chamber was incorporated in 2018 with a mission “to promote and connect the business community with the development of goals, programs and education that cultivate growth and prosperity.” The Chamber holds monthly general meetings and R-Biz networking events, quarterly workshops and additional benefits for members.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides a food and clothing bank in Ridgefield. For more information, visit them at 21814 NW 11th Avenue or call 360-887-3354.
Ridgefield Art Association is a non-profit community arts group. The association philosophy encourages self-expression through the visual arts and fully supports all the arts including performance, literature, media, dance, music, graphic design, language arts, film/video, and theater. The group facilitates art exhibits, art sales, classes, lectures, performances, and other events including an annual spring art exhibit with shows generally held the first weekend in May. The Ridgefield Art Association also strives to inspire the hearts and minds of our talented youth through an annual art grant/scholarship.
Monthly Meeting: 1st Monday of every month, 6pm at the RACC.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans’ service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in the community. The organization advocates patriotism and honor, promotes strong national security and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans. The Ridgefield post was chartered in November 2007 and is best known for installing the flags at the roundabouts and along the streets in downtown Ridgefield.
Council for the Homeless
The Council for the Homeless is dedicated to helping everyone in Clark County have the opportunity for safe and affordable housing. Their mission is to lead the community’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness. For more information, visit their website.
Clark County Arts Commission
The Clark County Arts Commission supports the growing arts and cultural community and its many artists and performers. The Arts Commission strives to stimulate participation and growth in the arts throughout Clark County by increasing access to the arts and encouraging the community to cultivate a thriving environment of creative expression and appreciation for the Arts.
The Ridgefield Family Resource Center provides emergency relief services for Ridgefield children and families in need by providing food, clothing and toiletries; and helps to raise awareness of available assistance services in the area.
RFRC is the result of a community partnership between Ridgefield School District, Compassion 360 and Church of the Nazarene. It is located in portable C and D next to Union Ridge. Take Pioneer street into town. Take a right on 5th street. Park in the parking lot on the right. RFRC is the second portable to the right of Union Ridge building B outside of the black fence.
The RFRC is open to Ridgefield School District families and our community. Please contact Resource Coordinator Chris Poppert, 360-619-1412, with any questions.
The Backyard Habitat Certification Program provides technical assistance, incentives, resources, and recognition to private property owners to restore native wildlife habitat, control invasive weeds, reduce pesticides, and manage stormwater at home. The program is designed to increase effective management of privately-held lands by partnering with communities.