Hillsboro, June 4, 2015. The Vision Action Network VAN is a nonprofit striving to be a catalyst for positive change in Washington County. VAN convenes diverse stakeholders from government, business and faith-based organizations to address complex issues and strengthen the community. Margaret Rodriguez Springer, the Energy Education Coordinator at Community Action, Forest Grove City Councilor Elena Uhing and Bridget Cooke, the Executive Director at Adelante Mujeres all enjoyed the event. (photo credit, Andie Petkus)
115 supporters joined in the celebration including elected leaders including Chair Duyck, Commissioner Schouten, five of our cities’ mayors, city councilors, the Sheriff, and the County Auditor.
From the Vision Action Network:
The Vision Action Network (VAN) is a private nonprofit organization committed to the promotion and support of collaborative community-based problem solving. We believe strongly that we can be more successful working together than we can working alone.
By bringing together a broad array of community partners to tackle ongoing and emergent issues – such as health care access, affordable housing, economic security, diversity, education and sustainability – we intend to make fundamental changes in the civic structure and health of our community, and move toward a more vital and sustainable community for all Washington County residents.
Our MISSION is to identify critical issues and support collaborative community-based solutions. We work across sectors – government, nonprofit, education, business and faith – to accomplish our mission. Part of our work involves promoting and supporting relationship-building, partnerships and collaboration to ensure solutions are sustainable and that the culture of working together in Washington County thrives.