Welcome to Community Council
The council helps address community issues by bringing residents of the region together to study topics and implement recommended solutions.
Community Study Process
- The program committee identifies—and the board selects—a topic.
- The study committee studies the topic and gives recommendations.
- The implementation task force implements recommendations.
- The community council board of directors monitors the results.
The council encompasses the entire Walla Walla region, from Dayton to Burbank and Milton-Freewater to the Snake River.
Kicking off New Study on Improving Food Security: Seeking Study Group Volunteers!
Community Council enters 2014 with a new study topic to address food insecurity. We invite you to participate in a series of conversations devoted to understanding and providing solutions that will improve food security.
Community Council studies are comprised of community volunteers who learn about the chosen topic and recommend solutions. Each study depends on bringing together volunteers from the community to create meaningful change.
“Food security is a topic that requires a local approach,” states Anne Haley, Community Council Study Committee Chair for improving food security. “The more diverse the study group, the better the outcome. The study process is democracy in action, and it’s exciting to be part of it. I encourage everyone to come join the committee and be part of the change you want to see.”
Though people often associate food security issues with whether or not households have enough food, the associated issues are far more broad and complex. To address the variety of issues, local experts will present their knowledge to the volunteer study group. Examples of topics that will be presented include identifying the barriers people face in obtaining adequate amounts of nutritious food; ensuring that households have the information and means to choose, store, and prepare food; and recommending ways to reduce food insecurity in the region. In addition, best practices for supporting food security will be examined as part of the study process.
The first study meeting is January 16 at the YWCA located at 213 South 1st Avenue, Walla Walla, 4:30-6:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. If you know of people who would be interested in joining this study group, please pass on this information.
For more information or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (509) 529-0119.