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Vision Action Network brings stakeholders together to address critical issues faced by Washington County residents. We’re an independent, objective convener that helps build relationships, encourage dialogue, and inspire action.

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VAN Newsletter
May 2023

In May we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, bring awareness to mental health, and VOTE! Engage and connect!

VAN Newsletter April 2023

With Arbor Month, Earth Day, and Thrives All-Collaborative, engagement opportunities abound in April!

VAN Newsletter March 2023

Our March newsletter is full of ways for you to engage, learn, and collaborate!

VAN Newsletter February 2023

Get updates on VAN’s work and find opportunities to engage with your community in our February newsletter!

Cohort receives $300,000 Future Ready Oregon Workforce Ready Grant

Funds will expand Latinx behavioral health services in Washington County

VAN Newsletter January 2023

A new year full of opportunities with VAN events and community engagement around the county!

VAN Newsletter December 2022

Featuring VAN’s Dec and Jan events  – now OPEN for registration – and other updates from around the county!

VAN Newsletter November 2022

Washington County residents are coming together to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Find key events and information to help you engage!

Beaverton Adopts Downtown Equity Strategy Developed by Team with VAN’s Leadership

BDES Intended to Promote Inclusion, Prevent Displacement

VAN Newsletter October 2022

Fall in Washington County brings events, learning opportunities, and funding! Find out more in our Oct newsletter!

VAN Annual Report 2021-22

Learn about VAN’s impact and activities in 2021-22!

VAN Newsletter September 2022

It’s a busy time in Washington County, and we’ve got you covered with news, events, and opportunities featured in our Sept newsletter!

VAN Newsletter August 2022

News, engagement, funding, and fun opportunities! Updates you won’t want to miss, including the latest on the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative!

VAN awarded $25k grant from the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation

Funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative

VAN Newsletter: July 2022

Learn about events and engagement opportunities in Washington County, including Thrives All-Collaborative 3rd Quarter meeting!

VAN Newsletter: June 2022

Opportunities to celebrate Pride, honor Juneteenth, and to engage, listen, learn, and make a difference throughout the County!

E-Newsletter: May 2022

Opportunities to engage in the critical work of strengthening our behavioral health workforce, events for job seekers and families, and much more!

E-Newsletter: April 2022

Read and subscribe to VAN’s e-newsletter for updates on our initiatives, upcoming events, and other opportunities for collaborative engagement in Washington County!

Watch the Behavioral Health Workforce Summit

View a recording of the March 29, 2022 event, which attracted nearly 90 participants across all sectors!

Watch the Legislative Session Recap with Westside Legislators

View a recording of the March 16, 2022 event, co-hosted by Westside Economic Alliance!

E-Newsletter: March 2022

Read and subscribe to VAN’s new e-newsletter for updates on our initiatives, upcoming events, and other opportunities for collaborative engagement in Washington County!

The Catalyst: December 2021

Updates on VAN’s recent work and future plans, along with opportunities to help strengthen and support our communities throughout Washington County.

The Catalyst: October 2021

This season of reflection and remembrance, of gathering and celebration, we bring you opportunities to celebrate, connect, and learn.

The Catalyst: September 2021

The fall edition of our newsletter is here just in time for back-to-school, with updates and opportunities from around the county!

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Read The Catalyst: June 2021

This edition of our bi-monthly newsletter offers updates, events, and opportunities from around the county!

VAN awarded contract for Beaverton Downtown Equity Strategy

Read about VAN’s work as prime convener for the BDES.

Introducing “Finding Community”

Follow this monthly podcast about life and work in Washington County, Oregon, and what it means to be a community.

Read The Catalyst: Spring 2021!

Our bi-monthly newsletter offers updates on our initiatives and information from around the county!

The REC Unveils its Plan!

The Washington County Racial Equity Collaborative hosted Unveiling the Plan to address inequities and strengthen the community. See The Plan

Thrives Crafts Action Plan

In anticipation of new revenue, Washington County Thrives aims to enhance service delivery for the county’s most vulnerable residents. Get connected!

VAN’s Statement on Racial Equity and Justice

Unprecedented times call for real change. Read the statement

Daily Community Briefings

VAN hosted over 30 video briefings on Facebook during the Covid-19 pandemic including some for Spanish speakers. Check out the entire library

The Washington County Racial Equity Collaborative submits top-teir recommendations and questions for the County’s Board of Commissioners.

Over 100 organizations respond to VAN’s COVID-19 Survey

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Responding to Hate

VAN brings people together to stand united with the larger world. Learn more.

Advancing Racial Equity

Watch a brief recap of the Collaborative Community Forum held on Monday, April 29. Learn More

County Thrives

See how conversations first convened in 2010 evolved to address the conditions that prevent people from getting ahead. Learn more


“What VAN does is provide what nobody else can… that table with diverse opinion, diverse experience, but a common founding in love for their community.”

Don Bohn, Former Washington County Deputy Administrator