The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is excited to announce the launch of “Community Conversations,” a thought-provoking series of free Zoom events aimed at fostering open sharing about issues impacting our communities. “Community Conversations” is an initiative born out of CLC’s commitment to promoting education, awareness, and community engagement in environmental conservation. The series will bring together local experts, conservationists, community members, and thought leaders to discuss topics of local importance.
Each “Community Conversation” will include:
- Learning from local leaders: Each event will feature speakers sharing their insights on how conservation plays a role in topics like affordable housing and food security
- Questions and answers: Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences.
- Networking opportunities: Attendees will have the chance to connect with each other and local leaders and learn more about how they can take action.
“We believe in the power of community, and ‘Community Conversations’ is a reflection of that belief,” says Mallory Schultz, Communications & Outreach Associate. “Our goal is to create a comfortable space for people to come together, learn from one another, and explore solutions to the challenges our communities are facing.”
The first event in the “Community Conversations” series is scheduled for December 5 at 6:30 p.m.. The topic for this inaugural event will be Affordable Housing, and it will feature CLC’s Special Projects Advisor Marissa Codey and Columbia County Habitat for Humanity’s CEO Al Bellenchia. Additional events are scheduled for January 9, February 6, and March 5. Topics will be announced on the CLC website and social media channels.
Participation in “Community Conversations” is free, and all are welcome to attend. To register for the first event and stay updated on future conversations, please click here.