Welcome to Community Council

Blue Mountain Region Trails project in the news...

The Blue Mountain Region Trails planning project is moving towards completion.  When it is done, our region's jurisdictions will have a comprehensive blueprint for a non-motorized trails and transportation network.  The blueprint will open the door to state and federal grants and private funding opportunities that local jurisdictions can apply for as they seek to build the connections the public desires.  Click here to read more about it in an article published by the East Oregonian.


Community Council as Changemaker

Community Council's work is featured in Pacific Northwest Changemakers:  Innovative Approaches to Community-based Sustainability, a recent report published by Philanthropy Northwest.  Community Council is profiled as one of eight non-profit organizations developing innovative approaches to making positive long-term community change.  Click here to view the publication 


Congratulations community!

Your work on our Community Conversations project resulted in the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce awarding Community Council the Duane Wollmuth Catalyst Award! Thank you to everyone, including our collaborators: Blue Mountain Community Foundation, United Way of Walla Walla County, Sherwood Trust, and Pomegranate Center!


About the Council

The council helps address community issues by bringing residents of the region together to study topics and implement recommended solutions.

Community Study Process

  1. The program committee identifies—and the board selects—a topic.
  2. The study committee studies the topic and gives recommendations.
  3. The implementation task force implements recommendations.
  4. 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.