30 Jun League exec appointed to myTRI 2030 Ag Council
Earlier this year, the myTRI 2030 Agricultural Council invited the League to become a member. MyTRI 2030 is a Tri-Cities, community-based, Regional Vision Project that seeks to provide a unified strategy and a shared vision for the future.
The Regional Affairs Committee (RAC) of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce provides staffing and leadership for the myTRI 2030 Regional Vision Project. Chris Rivard (Moss Adams, retired) serves as Regional Affairs Council liaison in the Agriculture Opportunity Area. Part of the responsibility of the liaison includes identifying and nominating potential members of the Agriculture Council. He identified Vicky Scharlau (as Executive Director of the League) as a “passionate expert and leader”, and nominated her for a position on the Agriculture Council.
During the last year, more than 5,000 TriCitians came together wanting to create a shared vision for the region. The process was exhaustive, comprehensive, inclusive and designed to ensure success. The group is intentionally populated with specific sectors including: producers, processors, ports, ag groups, economic development groups, rail, two- and four-year education institutions.
See more here: www.myTRI2030.com.
The insights gathered from the people, combined with comprehensive research, resulted in six unique opportunity areas that the region must pursue: Prosperity, Life,
Inclusion, Energy, Education, and Agriculture.
Late last summer, six all-day workshops took place, and people identified the top 10 high-level strategies and ideas for each area. These ideas will inform the decisions of future Opportunity Area Councils. These councils, comprised of passionate experts and leaders, will identify actions and teams that will bring myTRI 2030 to fruition. The agriculture summary appears on pages 4 and 5. Note that finishing the Columbia Basin Project appears as the idea for the strategy to “ensure a thriving future for growers”. This is a key reason why myTRI 2030 invited the League to participate.