One Valley Initiative
If you picked up The Splash's sister publication, The Current, in the last week, you may have noticed the One Valley Initiative. In 2013, both publications will be doing some focused reporting on four "threads" that impact not just Liberty Lake, but the greater Spokane Valley region that our community is a part of.
For more on this initiative, pick up the January copy of The Current, which is on news racks all month and can also be checked out online at issuu.com/valleycurrent.
The basics, however, are as follows. The One Valley Initiative is simply focused coverage on four key issues. In the greater Spokane Valley community, the following four issues have a huge impact on our present - and on our future.
The community is invited to be a part of shaping the stories and sharing the perspectives that will lead to progress. The whole process is much like setting a New Year's resolution to focus on a particular area and then working as a team to follow through.
We are calling these four topics "threads" because we believe them to be important enough that we are weaving a major component of our story planning around them in the coming year. The threads include:
• Growing business
• Poverty in the Valley
• Healthy Valley
Health is a glue that binds many aspects of a community together. Financial, physical, environmental – there are many aspects of "health" that define a truly robust community. This thread will focus chiefly on physical health and wellness and its myriad impacts on quality of life. From our individual bodies to our community's natural resources as a whole, true wellbeing requires attention and upkeep.
• Innovative education
If you would like to be a part of receiving updates and having opportunities to be a part of this conversation, email the subject line "One Valley Initiative" to firstname.lastname@example.org.