Step up and be counted

Step up and be counted

I saw two numbers that concerned me this week. One was that San Juan County has so far only had 37% of our community complete the census. That puts our County near the bottom of the list Statewide. We can do better! I did not have a census id number (apparently they...
Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

New track at Orcas Island School District Even in these difficult days, the work of the community continues. Several of our nonprofits and elected boards are working on plans to help move us forward. It is so challenging to plan next steps when the baseline continues...
Update on Economic Resiliency

Update on Economic Resiliency

The Economic Resiliency project was launched to expand the conversation about how this community could learn and grow through this crisis. We held a multitude of virtual meetings over the last 10 days with over 200 participants who together generated a remarkable...
Home and Health

Home and Health

Caption: The summer harvest has begun. One of the bright spots for me this week was talking with a young mom who had just learned she will be moving into one of the April Grove Town Homes in September. She was so grateful she was weeping….me, too.  This opportunity...
And away we go!

And away we go!

This past week was focused on getting the Economic Recovery and Resiliency process configured to be able to work with the over 70 community members who applied. We now have two primary groups, one a steering committee and one a workgroup. The steering committee was...