Monday, July 15, 2024

Wenatchee Valley College launches Community Engagement Project


WENATCHEE—Wenatchee Valley College announced the launch of a regional survey to gather input from residents and help shape the college's future and better serve the communities of North Central Washington.

The initiative marks a shift from the college's previous internally focused planning approaches. The last strategic plan was completed in 2018, before the pandemic. The college seeks to center itself and be more impactful in the communities it serves.

"Our goal is to create a strategic plan that truly reflects the needs and aspirations of the communities we serve," said Wenatchee Valley College President Dr. Faimous Harrison. "This project underscores our commitment to collaboration, partnership, and collective action."

The community engagement work includes an online bilingual survey, stakeholder interviews, listening sessions in Wenatchee and Omak, and a separate survey for leaders in the region's private, nonprofit, and public sectors.

Consultants Summer Hess of Sage Step Consulting and Steve Maher have been retained to conduct the engagement work, analyze the input received, and write a report on the key findings to inform the college's strategic planning efforts.

The project is slated for completion on September 17, 2024, at the college's President's Day Event, with key findings to be made available to the community in fall 2024.

Wenatchee Valley College expressed gratitude to all participants and stakeholders involved in the collaborative endeavor. For more information and updates on the project's progress, visit the college's website and social media platforms.

Bilingual community survey




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