Approximately 30 AWC alumni and board members gathered April 13 for a brainstorming session about the future direction of Awareness Washington County.
Debbie Mildenburger, co-director, welcomed everyone and made introductions. The session began with a gathering by Judy Johnson, ( class of 2002). Marji Morris, co-director, gave background on where AWC had been and where it is today.
Johnson then challenged the group to envision where AWC wants to be. The hard part came later when she tasked the group to come up with specifics on how the organization should get there, what the staff would look like, and how additional facilitators and board would be recruited, trained and retained.
The AWC board stated that the evening was very productive, with lots of energy in the room.
Participants included people from the very first AWC class to people in the present class. The directors gathered the idea sheets and the board will use them in planning for the immediate and long-range future.