Dearest Valley Residents:
Over the past year, the Healthy Valley Foundation board has been taking a deep and hard look into what more we can do to help our region. We’ve been working with consultants and recently hiring an interim Executive Director to help us evaluate not only the challenges facing our communities, but the assets and opportunities we have in our reach to do big things. And we are currently in a search for a new permanent executive director to move those things forward.
Here are a few items we’ve discovered, other than the fact that there is a lot of work to be done:
We have every intention of addressing these things!
We want to ensure that the great work that is being done in our community has the support and resources it needs and that our region as a whole is receiving the support and positive attention that we deserve.
We want to find ways for our region’s residents, organizations, and institutions to get more done working together through intentional collaboration than we can working alone.
We want to work with others throughout the Valley and the County - both in support of them and in partnership with them - to not only do good things, but to create positive long-term change for the well-being of our community.
This will all take focused and strategic effort, and we know it’s not a light task, but it needs to be done and we are up for the challenge!
~ Dr. Christi Barrett