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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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“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

Explore Our Work

The Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) launched in Spring 2022 with a goal to explore innovative ways to strengthen the workforce in response to the behavioral health crisis in Washington County.

Learn about the BHI

VAN Newsletter
November 2023

The November newsletter includes some plans for the upcoming organizational closure as well as a few key opportunities for engagement in Washington County.

Vision Action Network Announces Closure

Identifies Community Services Network to Carry Mission Forward

VAN Newsletter
October 2023

Our October newsletter highlights key community events and opportunities to engage, including the upcoming Thrives All-Collaborative gathering!

A Letter from VAN’s Executive Director

After 8 ½ years as VAN’s Executive Director, Glenn Montgomery announces departure.

VAN Newsletter
September 2023

Check out our September newsletter for opportunities to convene, celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month, learn, and connect with your community!

VAN Newsletter
August 2023

Looking for ways to engage and connect in your community? Check out our August newsletter for entertaining, educational, and meaningful events and opportunities!

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

Funds will expand Latinx behavioral health services in Washington County

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

BDES Intended to Promote Inclusion, Prevent Displacement

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VAN Annual Report 2021-22

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

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

Funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative

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Watch the Behavioral Health Workforce Summit

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

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Watch the Legislative Session Recap with Westside Legislators

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

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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

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VAN’s Statement on Racial Equity and Justice

Unprecedented times call for real change. Read the statement

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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

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Advocating for Equity

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

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Responding to Hate

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

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County Thrives

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

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