Network and Coalition Development

"Bill organized and facilitated a statewide folklife planning process with participants from across the state that resulted in BOTH a realistic and innovative strategy (the Oregon Folklife Network) and commitment from core partners to launch the Network."

Doug Blandy, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Oregon

Oregon Cultural Trust

Salem, Oregon. Organized the first statewide summit of representatives from County and Tribal Cultural Coalitions. (2019) In 2014 organized and facilitated seven regional training sessions with cultural coalitions.

Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition

Portland, Oregon. Assisted with the following projects that laid the foundation for a successful ballot measure in 2016 creating the Outdoor School Education fund and authorizing the expenditure of up to $22 million annually for Outdoor School in Oregon. • facilitated a planning process with key stakeholders that included a statewide town hall/webinar (2013) • organized and facilitated six regional gatherings with a broad range of outdoor school advocates across the state (2014-2015) • facilitated Friends of Outdoor School regional summits in Bend and Portland (2016-2017)

Northwest Heritage Resources

Seattle, Washington. Assisted in organizing, facilitating, and documenting a statewide planning process to re-imagine a folklife and traditional arts service system in the state of Washington. (2013)

Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Folklife Network

Salem and Eugene, Oregon. Organized and facilitated a strategic planning process with key folklife stakeholders across Oregon that resulted in development of the Oregon Folklife Network. In 2011 I assisted the University of Oregon/Oregon Folklife Network in developing its internal strategic plan. (2010 and 2011)