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 By Janel Ruehl    News

New community grants available

Since 2019, the Sisters Country Vision Implementation Team (VIT) has been offering small grants to community organizations and businesses who are actively working to support one or more projects included in the Vision Action Plan. Starting i... — Updated 3/9/2022 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Sisters Country Vision spotlight: childcare and food security

The Sisters Country Vision Implementation Team (VIT) reconvened in September, adding several new members and beginning the process of building a new work plan for the upcoming year. This month, we are celebrating vision-aligned projects... — Updated 11/3/2021 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Sisters Country Vision 2021

The Sisters Country Vision Implementation Team (VIT) continues to grow and is looking ahead to a year of new projects, new partners, and new team members. Each year in September, the VIT begins a new “vision year,” with some team... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story


What is the Sisters Country Vision?

Are you new to Sisters Country? Looking for information about your community, or ways to get involved with a local project? Allow me to introduce you to the Sisters Country Vision! As the Vision turns three this year, we’d like to take a... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story


Celebrating 75 years through collaboration

The Sisters Country Vision is a community-led vision project, first created with extensive community engagement in 2018, which continues to incorporate new community-led projects. At the heart of implementing this community vision is... — Updated 4/20/2021 Full story


Transportation improvement underway in Sisters Country

The Sisters Country Vision is a community-led vision project, created with extensive community engagement in 2018. In the Vision, “Integrated Transportation Options” is prioritized as one of five strategies to create a more livable... — Updated 2/23/2021 Full story


2021 priorities for Sisters Country Vision

2021 brings renewed hope for many residents of Sisters Country, even as some of our friends and neighbors continue to feel the compounding effects of the coronavirus on livelihoods and local business, food security, housing, and, of course,... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story


Vision team welcomed new members

Since July 2019, the Vision Implementation Team (VIT) has been meeting regularly to guide progress on the Sisters Country Vision. The VIT is thrilled to welcome three new community members to the team: Hattie Tehan, Dennis Schimidling, and... — Updated 12/23/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Sisters Vision Team seek new members

The Sisters Country Vision Implementation Team (VIT) is a collaborative group of community members, representing a variety of local organizations, who are working together to bring the 2018 Sisters Country Vision to life. Over the past... — Updated 9/16/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Inspiring community members to get involved

In 2018, hundreds of Sisters Country residents weighed in on a shared vision for our future. Through surveys, community meetings, and town hall forums, community members suggested dozens of strategies to support a more Prosperous, Livable,... — Updated 7/14/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Vision partners prepare for fire season

A large portion of the “Resiliency” focus area of the Sisters Country Vision is focused on fire danger, preparedness, and mitigation strategies. As Sisters Country gears up for an unusual fire season in the midst of COVID-19, vision... — Updated 6/23/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Helping those hit hard by crisis

Sisters Country has come together to address those affected by the economic impact of the coronavirus. Tom Hespe, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, coordinates the Kiwanis Food Bank in Sisters. One of two local Food Banks, Kiwanis... — Updated 5/5/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Sisters shows resilience in pandemic

As one of four focus areas of the Sisters Country Vision, “resiliency” has been top-of-mind for the Vision Implementation team this month, as Sisters Country grapples with changes to our daily lives, including the ways we connect with... — Updated 4/21/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Age Friendly Sisters Country brings vision to life

Before becoming a non-profit organization, the founding members of Age Friendly Sisters Country (AFSC) listened to local seniors, heard their concerns, and compiled data about their needs. What they learned in those early days was that the s... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

SPRD & Sisters Country Vision: What’s new, what’s next?

In 2018, Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD) was experiencing a time of major transition, just as the Sisters Country Vision Action Plan was being finalized. A year later, SPRD has entered a new era and is stepping into leadership... — Updated 2/26/2020 Full story

 By Janel Ruehl    News

Implementing Sisters Country Vision

As the Sisters Country Vision celebrates its first anniversary, those working hard to bring the Vision Action Plan to life celebrate some notable progress and look forward to another year of collaborative, community-led action. The Vision... — Updated 1/14/2020 Full story


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