The Situation Assessment:
Project 7B completed a Situation Assessment for Bonner County, working with the University of Utah to interview nearly 30 anonymous individuals conducted by a neutral facilitator. Interviewees represented a variety of backgrounds, political leanings and professions to obtain a diverse cross-section. The report is now available for local cities and the county to utilize for future land use decisions, and Project 7B plans to hold a workshop that brings together key stakeholder representatives to discuss regional planning objectives and the steps to achieve them.
Countywide Situation Assessment Workshop
The February 10, 2017 Countywide Situation Assessment: Looking to the Future workshop brought together stakeholders from around Bonner County. The stated purpose of the workshop was to build on the findings of the countywide Situation Assessment to facilitate productive dialogue about key countywide priorities, opportunities, and challenges, and to explore pathways forward for countywide collaboration.
Through 2017 the Countywide Workshops continued, hosted by its participating members, with limited logistical support from Project 7B. In 2018 the Workshop attendees named their group the Bonner Regional Team. Project 7B is not affiliated with the Bonner Regional Team, has provided no financial or logistical support in 2018, and has no representatives attending the meetings. The Bonner Regional Team continues to bring County and municipalities together to work on key countywide issues.