Oregon Education Innovation Officer Colt Gill visited our region last September, and in a follow up email, noted that our “innovative local efforts provide powerful examples to guide state policy and partnership with communities and schools.”

Over the past five years we have created a nimble and continually evolving collaborative platform that allows for state goals for education and health care transformation to be aligned. We add value in the efforts to meet mandates in both sectors by engaging with the community and workforce sector as well. The key to the work is the ability to form strong partnerships and transform the way in which our existing systems have worked to achieve better results.

And it’s always great to get some positive reinforcement!