More than 115 Snoqualmie Valley leaders joined together to share ideas and discuss ways to leverage the strengths of the valley at the Leading the Way to a Sustainable Snoqualmie Valley Summit in mid-January.
The event was a collaborative effort between the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, the Snoqualmie Chamber, the Carnation Chamber, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, and Stewardship Partners. The event opened with a sharing piece about how the valley’s sustainability relies on collaboration between the three legs of sustainability: economy, environment, and society.
Representatives from each leg of sustainability took a few minutes to share current collaborative successes in the valley including the new website developed by the Snoqualmie Chamber (www.SnoValley.org), the Healthy Community Coalition’s efforts, and the Fish, Farms, Flood Task Force. Then, attendees took part in participatory conversations about each leg of sustainability.
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network led a conversation about what a thriving, healthy community looks like and the resources and assets we have in the valley to further support and build a thriving, healthy community. Two overarching themes of a thriving, healthy community emerged from the conversation: 1) how a community is connected and 2) how accessible a community is (including systems and programs within the community).
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is looking forward to continuing the community dialogue to expand on the overarching themes that came up during these conversations.