• Core Values

    1. Careful Planning and Preparation

    2. Inclusion and Demographic Diversity

    3. Collaboration and Shared Purpose

    4. Openness and Learning

    5. Transparency and Trust

    6. Impact and Action

    7. Sustained Engagement and Participatory Culture

    8. Commitment to Civil Dialogue

  • Topical Teams

    1. Arts/Culture/Recreation
    2. Community/Civic Capacity
    3. Economy
    4. Education
    5. Environment
    6. Families & Youth
    7. Health
    8. Housing
    9. Physical Infrastructure
    10. Public Safety
    11. Transportation
    12. Faith

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Are we part of the problem or part of the solution?  I guess it depends on what we’re discussing.  And discussing is really the point I want to make.  We are part of the problem if we cling to ideas and beliefs that no longer serve us.  And they no longer serve us if they aren’t helping us resolve the challenges we face.  Being part of the solution means being willing to let go of what gets in the way and explore what helps us solve whatever problem we intend to tackle.  But there’s another facet to being part of the solution.  We are all in this together, and we better learn how to help each other resolve the problems we face. 

Are we willing to take time to get to get to know one another better?  Peter Block’s quote in another post suggested we need to let go of “how” long enough to consider “why.”  For me this speaks to the importance of communication, and getting to know each other better.  People that know one another have a much harder time condemning each other.

We live in a culture where violence dominates our media, our language, and our relationships.  That violence plays out in more subtle aspects of the conflicts we perpetuate with one another.  Seems to me that we can do better.

Depth of relationship is at the core of what we intend to focus on through Yavapai Community Collaboration.  We intend to create opportunities for people to come together and get connected.  As we establish deeper connections, and deeper understandings of one another we will be laying the foundation that will enhance our capacities for working, playing, and being together.  Are you interested?


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