Category: Our Lands

Podcast episode 54: Nancy Warner and the impact of IRIS’s NCW Success Summit

My guest for this episode is Nancy Warner, the executive director of the Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship. IRIS, as it is called, has been one of the most effective community building organizations...

Podcast episode 51: Cary Simmons and the redevelopment of Kiwanis Methow Park

http://traffic.libsyn.com/artofcommunityncw/51_Cary_Simmons_of_The_Trust_for_Public_Land.mp3 My guest this week is Cary Simmons, the director of the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People program. The organization has been engaging neighbors in South Wenatchee and throughout the community in...

Fostering community resilience the topic of Dar Williams’ visit

A rather remarkable series of community conversations will be held in the Wenatchee Valley, Leavenworth and Chelan next week hosted by acclaimed singer and songwriter Dar Williams, who wrote the powerful book “What I...

More Than a Park | City’s effort in engagement paying dividends, building community

Quietly and without much fanfare, the city of Wenatchee has in recent years found effective ways to engage members of the community in city projects. That approach is building greater trust and empowering individuals...