Welcome to Community Council

Blue Mountain Region Trails Plan Completed!

On January 22nd, over 250 community members gathered to celebrate the completion of the Blue Mountain Region Trails Plan.  The goal of the plan, which encompasses Columbia, Walla Walla and northeastern Umatilla counties, is to enhance community connections and develop routes to the region's natural and cultural treasures.  For more information about the Blue Mountain Region Trails project, please visit the website:  http://www.bluezonetrails.org/.  


¡Finalización del plan de Senderos de la región de las Montañas Azules!

Más de 250 miembros de la comunidad se reunieron el 22 de enero, para celebrar la finalización del plan de Senderos de las Montañas Azules. El plan incluye los condados de Columbia, Walla Walla, y el noreste de Umatilla. El objetivo del plan es mejorar las conexiones de la comunidad, crear mejores redes y desarrollar rutas hacia los tesoros naturales de la región. Para obtener más información sobre el proyecto Senderos de la región de las Montañas Azules, visite el sitio web: http://www.bluezonetrails.org/.

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.