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Our Valley Our Future and NCW Libraries have partnered on an upcoming series of online forums looking at community needs around Chelan and Douglas counties.

Information gathered from the forums will help shape Our Valley Our Future’s new five-year community plan, which is designed to improve the quality of life in the two counties through projects and programs crafted by residents and led by partnering organizations.

The one-hour, online forums are free, and each will be focused on a different geographic area.

  • Tuesday, May 4, 6 p.m.:  Greater Wenatchee Area (Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Rock Island, Malaga, Sunnyslope, Monitor)
  • Tuesday, May 11, 6 p.m.: Upper Wenatchee Valley (Leavenworth, Peshastin, Dryden, Cashmere)
  • Tuesday, May 18, 6 p.m. Lake Chelan Area (Chelan, Manson, Chelan Falls)
  • Tuesday, May 25, 6 p.m.: Entiat Valley (Entiat and Ardenvoir)
  • Tuesday, June 1, 6 p.m.: Rural Douglas County (Orondo, Waterville, Bridgeport, Mansfield)

All the forums can be accessed through the same Zoom link HERE.

The virtual program will include a presentation and question-and-answer session about the community planning project; an opportunity for participants to talk about their own needs and those of their communities; and a brainstorming session on potential ways for each community to ultimately thrive. A Spanish-language interpreter will be on hand.

“We are very excited to be co-hosting these forums,” said Bill Carroll, Director of Branch Operations for NCW Libraries. “Our libraries are community hubs where we all can come together to discuss what makes our communities great and also recognize the challenges we all face. Our branches are instrumental in bringing community members together, and us co-hosting these forums gives NCW Libraries the opportunity to partner with a great organization, and further connect members of the community.”

Earlier this month, Our Valley Our Future launched its “Our Valley, Stronger” regional outreach, visioning and planning project. At the end of the year, the organization will release a new five-year action plan of projects and programs. Click here for more information on that effort.

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