Welcome to Community Council

Data Walk Invitation

Community Council, in collaboration with the Sherwood Trust, Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, and Blue Mountain Community Foundation, hosted two public meetings, called Data Walks, in December 2015, and February 2016. The meetings were an opportunity to discuss data that reflects social and economic trends in our region, which includes Columbia and Walla Walla counties, and the Milton-Freewater area. Our guide for both meetings was Dr. Lori Pfingst of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. Dr. Pfingst is the lead researcher on the Progress Index and Washington KIDS COUNT, which are tools that measure the well-being of Washingtonians. At the Data Walk, participants were invited to review a series of maps and charts that illustrated different measures of social and economic well-being in our region. Participants then shared their insights into the stories behind the data, and discussed current community conditions and goals for the future.

Below are the posters that were developed for the Data Walk in February, which expanded on the data presented at the December Data Walk.

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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.