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2018 Collaboration and Compromise in the Rural American West

Sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference, March 2018
Yakima River in Washington. Photo by Scott Butner via Flickr


March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm to March 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
Yakima, Washington

Collaboration Key to Addressing Issues of the Rural West

Bill Lane Center for the American West

In a departure from previous gatherings, the 2018 Eccles Family Rural West Conference took the form of an academic workshop focused on collaborative governance. Panels explored how collaboration in rural communities can foster greater environmental sustainability and better health outcomes.

Read the conference recap with photos and complete video

Collaboration and Compromise: Video Recap

How can rural western communities work together towards environmental sustainability and better health outcomes? An overview of the conference that brought together academics, practitioners, and policymakers in Yakima, Washington on March 22-23, 2018. Produced by Phil Polakoff and Vladimir Choloupka.

Exploring Collaboration and Compromise

2018 collage

The Sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference is in the books, and a report and complete video from the sessions are in the works. Thanks to our keynote speaker Hilary Franz, our panelists, and everyone who came to Yakima to make the event a success.


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