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.
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.
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.