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A Conversation About the Future of the Lake Chelan Valley

The world is changing fast and so is the Lake Chelan Valley. With daunting challenges come exciting opportunities. Your voice is incredibly important as we come together as a community to shape our future.

Participate in our community survey:

The Lake Chelan Vision Project is the first project of its kind in this community since 2006.

Much has changed since then.

In partnership with the City of Chelan, Our Valley Our Future (OVOF) has launched the Lake Chelan Vision Project to identify core community values from residents all around the lower Lake Chelan basin and to lay the foundation for future generations.

Upcoming Listening Sessions

Join Our Valley Our Future and the City of Chelan for enlightening sessions about the future of the Lake Chelan Valley! Your feedback as a full- or part-time restident is crucial.

Space is limited for each of the listening sessions. Registration is required.

Business Community

Wednesday, July 10
6 - 7:30PM
Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce
216 E Woodin Ave, Chelan

Traditionalists: Those Who Cherish Our Roots

Tuesday, July 16
5:30 - 7PM
Lake Chelan Eagles
209 E Woodin Ave, Chelan


Thursday, July 18
10 - 11:30AM
Chelan Senior Center
534 E Trow Ave, Chelan

Families & Educators

Thursday, July 25
5:30 - 7PM
Lake Chelan School District Learning Center
303 E Johnson Ave, Chelan

There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be served.

The Lake Chelan Vision Project will bring all voices to the table with:

a bilingual
community survey
listening sessions for various demographic groups

interviews of community leaders and other activities

These “community conversations” are built around a series of questions that dive into what Lake Chelan Valley residents value most about their community, what they see changing, what they perceive as the greatest challenges, and what “vision” idea they have that will improve the quality of life for all.

The Lake Chelan Vision Project is an important investment in community building. We invite all residents to participate and to shape the future of our lakeside communities collectively, and, in so doing, improve the quality of life for all. We can’t leave the Lake Chelan Valley’s future to chance!

Nothing About Us Without Us.

Our Valley Our Future is honored to assist the Lake Chelan Valley in this important outreach and visioning work.

OVOF values inclusive community engagement, guided by the principle “Nothing About Us Without Us.” This approach has shaped our work, resulting in two regional Action Plans (2017-21 and 2022-26).

When engaging residents, OVOF doesn’t conduct “just another survey.”

OVOF’s grassroots process provides a microphone for groups not traditionally reached or heard from. 

This also builds and strengthens community relationships, creates greater community collaboration and ownership, uncovers innovative solutions, and enhances sustainability.

Our Valley Our Future embraces the following core values for this mission:

Leadership & Stewardship

Communication, Engagement & Involvement

All Voices & All Abilities

Collaboration & Partnerships

Innovation & Forward Thinking

Regional Focus, Vision & Action

Our Project Partners

Thank you to all the organizations that have stepped up to assist with the Lake Chelan Vision Project!