R3V Facilitator Update – Week 20 – 2022 – LTRG Update

I hope you’ve been well, it’s been a while since our last update.   We’re making steady progress building our community momentum toward recovery.   Caryn and I meet a few times per week to work on ramping up the LTRG including: Onboarding new team members working in Assistant and Outreach and Communications roles. Securing budget approval […]

R3V Facilitator Update – Week 10 – 2022 – Building, Building

I hope you’ve been well, it’s been a while since our last update.   We’re making steady progress building our community momentum toward recovery.   Caryn and I meet many times per week to work on ramping up the LTRG including: Board strategic planning Recruiting new team members. The job openings are all available via the website. […]

R3V Facilitator Update – Week 6 2022 – Aligning Efforts

We’ve been a bit quiet, but we’ve been busy so far this year! In December, the R3V steering committee decided to explore supporting the LTRG executive director, Caryn Wheeler-Clay, as she builds what will be a key organization in our recovery from the Alameda and Obenchain fires as well as our resiliency from any potential […]

R3V Facilitator Update – Week 50

The Miracle Of You, Working We’ve talked a lot about reimagining and building back better. For me, the blessing of this last year has been that you are reimagining and rebuilding what it means to be in community, here in the Rogue Valley, starting in your own heart. You faced flames, ruins, and sadness and […]

R3V Facilitator Update Week 44

My focus since our last update has been to build our connections and insights into the question of attainable housing and support trust and community building.  Housing Working Group  Talked with  Derek Sherrell, Talent planning commissioner, about promoting ADU development Margaret Van Vliet of Trillium Advisors about attainable housing. Joe Vollmar and Carrie Bogen of […]

R3V Facilitator Update Week 42

It was another rewarding few weeks at R3V.  We have chosen to move our updates to align with our Steering Committee meetings, so this report covers three weeks, 39-41 and is issued in Week 42. My focus since our last update has been to engage a broader set of community members in the working group […]

R3V Facilitator Update Week 38

It’s been a rewarding couple of weeks facilitating the work of R3V, plus, we all got to hear, smell, and feel the rain again. Housing Working Group In our Collective Impact meeting this month we gathered questions for Direct Housing communications about possible extensions of the direct housing in hotels, RV parks, and FEMA trailers […]

R3V Update September 8, 2021

Greetings on this day of commemoration and reflection. As R3V’s facilitator, I wanted to update you on where we are and where we’re going. First, to acknowledge the one year anniversary of the Almeda fire that tore through our communities. The ash that fell overnight reminds us that we’re still connected to our neighbors who […]