CBT wants to engage you and your ideas

Last month, people throughout the Basin gave the  Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) their input on the key social, economic and environmental issues in their region, and how to address them. Now people are invited to increase understanding of the region’s priorities.

They can do that going to www.cbt.org/engagement2013 by July 7.

“We had a terrific response for Step One, with over 10,000 individual thoughts and ideas,” CBT President and CEO Neil Muth said in a statement issued on Tuesday, June 25.

“We got great, varied feedback on what the challenges and possible solutions are— now we’re asking everyone, even if you weren’t able to participate in the first part, to show us your priorities from the ideas that were generated in your part of the Basin.”

During the first step, Basin residents responded online to six open-ended questions. The second step now asks the public to review these thoughts and assign stars to the ideas they like best. Participant information remains confidential. Finally, CBT will share a final report with all participants.

“Over the coming months, we are renewing our social, economic and environmental strategic plans and we want to ensure we are considering a wide variety of opinions as we begin these and other planning efforts,” Muth said. “We value residents’ feedback as one of several inputs into these planning processes.”

If you’d like to show your priorities to the CBT please go to www.cbt.org/engagement2013. Input is welcome until 11 p.m. on July 7.

CBT supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.