Board of Directors
2021 Board of Directors
Our Valley Our Future is overseen by a Board of Directors who hail from the public and nonprofit sectors.
Ethnic, gender and age diversity is present on the Board of Directors.
City of East Wenatchee
Community for Advancement of Family Education (CAFÉ)
Hand In Hand Immigration Services
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust
East Wenatchee City Council
Columbia Valley Community Health
Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority
Wenatchee School District
Wenatchee Valley College
City of Wenatchee
Chelan County Commission
Douglas County Commission
Board Member Characteristics
Members of the Our Valley Our Future Board of Directors pledge to uphold the following ideals:
OVOF Board members are stewards and representatives of what residents have identified and will continue to identify as priorities to improve the quality of life of all in our valley. The needs of the community — the entire community — drives decisions. Board members view the community as one, yet at the same time are cognizant of its many parts.
OVOF Board members are committed to helping and advocating for the community’s long-term vision as reflected in the Our Valley Action Plan and its game-changer projects, action items and lead partners. They consider themselves members of Our Valley Our Future first. They are forward-thinking individuals who possess genuine curiosity in creative solutions and projects occurring elsewhere and how those could be applied locally and beyond. They continually seek out diverse opinions.
OVOF Board members are passionate about Our Valley’s work and potential, and its independent non-partisan status. They believe deeply in collaborating with others and breaking down barriers, whether that be jurisdictional, cultural, generational or socio-economic. They enjoy engaging with people to learn about their aspirations and to inform them of Our Valley’s mission, goals and work.
OVOF Board members adhere to an honest, open and transparent process during meetings. OVOF Board members do not attack each other — “nothing about me without me” — but rather engage in passionate discussions about ideas. Board members have faith in decisions made in their absence. Indeed after a decision is made, board members agree to verbally support it, and, if possible, devote resources.