One Valley, One Community
We’re working to break down barriers & find common ground.
Our Valley Our Future / Nuestro Valle Nuestro Futuro is a nonprofit organization that assists residents in creating a vision for their future with the help of an Action Plan of strategic projects and programs. Our Valley Our Future utilizes a planning model that gathers input from residents about what they value most about the community and what they consider its greatest challenges; takes that input and develops projects and programs that make up a wholistic Action Plan; and recruits and assists lead partner organizations to advance those projects, programs and overall vision.
Following the success of the community’s first Action Plan (years 2017-21), Our Valley Our Future has embarked on assisting the community develop its second Action Plan (years 2022-26). In 2021, as part of this special “Our Valley, Stronger” planning project, residents are again being asked to offer input on the community’s values, strengths, weaknesses, challenges and solutions. Stay in the know and sign up for our E-Newsletters or check back here or our Facebook page for ways you can participate!
Different communities, groups and interests coming together around a common vision.
In addition to helping residents craft the community Action Plan, Our Valley Our Future convenes and facilitates meetings when needed, gathers data to assist lead partners, community leaders and residents in decision-making, and communicates successes.
“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”
-Margaret J. Wheatley
Join our virtual forum series
for Chelan + Douglas County Residents
Join Our Valley Our Future and NCW Libraries in a series of free online forums focused on the needs of people and communities in Chelan and Douglas counties. These forums are an opportunity for people to come together, to be heard, and to plan for a better future! No registration required. Spanish translation will be provided.
May 4, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | for residents of the Greater Wenatchee Area (Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Rock Island, Malaga, Monitor)
May 11, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | for residents of the Upper Wenatchee Valley (Leavenworth, Peshastin, Dryden, Cashmere)
May 18, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | for residents of the Lake Chelan area (Chelan, Manson and Chelan Falls)
May 25, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | for residents of the Entiat Valley (Entiat and Ardenvoir)
June 1, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | for residents of Douglas County (Waterville, Orondo, Bridgeport, Mansfield)
Latest Reports & Findings
"Our Path Forward: Regional Thinking, Inclusion and Collaboration" Report, 2020
This report takes a look at past collaborative efforts, explains why the ‘regional thinking, inclusion and collaboration” approach matters more than ever today, and sets the stage for new opportunities to be explored and implemented. The report was researched and written by Our Valley Our Future’s One Community Working Group.
OVOF COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Survey, 2020 (English)
Here are the results of a survey conducted by Our Valley Our Future in May 2020 to measure the early impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the economic and social well-being of residents. More than 600 residents, including 27 percent who self-identified as Latino, completed the survey.
OVOF COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Survey, 2020 (Spanish)
Here are the results in Spanish of a survey conducted by Our Valley Our Future in May 2020 to measure the early impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the economic and social well-being of residents. More than 600 residents, including 27 percent who self-identified as Latino, completed the survey.
OVOF Annual Report, 2020
For its 2020 Annual Report, Our Valley Our Future focused on the work of lead partners and the outcomes and successes derived from the community’s Action Plan.