CBT seeking public input
Columbia Basin Trust is asking residents where it should focus its efforts to best support residents and communities in the Columbia Basin now, and into the future.
The Trust is kicking off a year-long Basin-wide public engagement process starting with a series of drop-in community workshops and an interactive engagement website. Called “Our Trust, Our Future,” this process will connect the Trust with residents to find out what’s important to them and build on the input they may have provided in the past.
“We’ll be connecting with Basin residents to reflect and celebrate our collective accomplishments over the past 20 years, and also to imagine what the next 20 might look like,” said Greg Deck, Columbia Basin Trust Board Chair. “In the next three to five years the Trust’s revenues are expected to double. As our delivery of benefits to the region grows, it’s important that residents continue to provide guidance in charting that future.”
The Trust will be reaching out in various ways across the Basin. Expect to find the Trust hosting drop-in community workshops, presenting at community and agency meetings or staffing a booth in a public space. Residents can also send comments by mail or provide their thoughts online. Everyone who participates will have a chance to win $1,000 to donate to a local non-profit of their choice.
Some residents have already provided input to us in the past—now we want you to expand on those ideas,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO. “What’s most important to your community? What should we do more of? What are your ideas? We hope you will be part of this conversation and help us shape how we support your efforts now, and into the future.”
For more information about the process and to have your say in person or online, visit ourtrustourfuture.cbt.org.
Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit cbt.orgor call 1.800.505.8998.