Better Together

Empowering Others
to do Their Best Work

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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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.

Community Engagement Events for Beaverton Downtown Equity Strategy

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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

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