Community Discussion – 9.8.21 – 7PM

What are the challenges and opportunities people are experiencing in Lincoln County? Would you like to hear from people in our community and normalize helping others no matter who they are or where they are from?

Let’s gather to listen, talk and share. Wednesday, September 8th at 7pm during a “Community Discussion” on Zoom. This is information sharing…

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

I believe we have the continued opportunity to empower each other by listening and sharing information. Perhaps, expecting or presuming “one person” has all the answers in unwise and unrealistic. Let’s leverage digital technology to serve us and connect us to one another.

The format is simple. Each person will have the opportunity to share if they choose to. If you have a challenge – tell the group what it is. If you are aware of an opportunity – share it with the group. Conversation topics are unlimited: Hiking, COVID, Mental Health, Housing, Gardening, Climate… It’s up to you.

The intention is to tap our collective wisdom during our gathering and share information that’s helpful and useful. Please keep this in mind: “Everyone you meet (during our gathering) is a human being who fears something, loves something, and has lost something. Remember this, respect this, and be extra kind.”

I will be moderating this discussion. Participants who demonstrate hate, bigotry, racism, bullying – will be removed from the online conversation.

Please join me and others to have an inclusive conversation. Looking forward to seeing you online!

Note, although I am an employee of Lincoln County Government this gathering is not a function of local government, nor does it necessarily represent the views of any organization that is not present in the discussion. Also, I am not a professional counselor, therapist, or medical doctor. – Casey

Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve – Video

Fall of 2020 I was contacted by representatives of Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve to participate in a listening tour they were conducting with various County stakeholders. Essentially, they appear to be using a listening tour concept for documenting the community’s general understanding and awareness of the reserve. At that time I was completely unaware of it’s United Nations designation and what it might all mean.

In December 2020 my son and I hiked Hart’s Cove Trail and I’ve spent more time diving into the structural aspects of why the UN created the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and continuing to research various threads related to the subject. My first blog post can be found here (

A few weeks ago I published the video on this subject. My intention is to amplify our reserve and the opportunities that run parallel with it as a UN defined area. Additionally, I have learned about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In my mind they provide a structural framework – a tangible vison – for how we might aspire, define and measure our community’s health and wellness across many dimensions of life experience.

While it might be seen as a lofty aspiration: “leaving no-one behind” in spirit, economic, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience: I believe we need to pursue it. One of the better videos on this can be viewed here. Community Foundations of Canada, provides a high-level overview as to what the UN SDGs are and why they’re important at the local, national and international level.

More to come on this from me…