In June 2021, The Intertwine Alliance adopted a co-director model. Shared leadership helps teams and organizations function more collaboratively, inclusively and relationally. By moving to this model, The Intertwine Alliance committed to a continual examination of our practices and power dynamics, with the intent to shift white dominant culture practices that serve some but not all of our communities.
Guided by our 2019-2024 strategic plan, and with much thought given to staff capacity, we've set the following priorities for the next 12 months (July 2022 to June 2023):
Intertwine Summit, in spring 2023, designed by a committee of Intertwine Alliance partners
Continuation and expansion of the Intertwine Alliance Equity & Inclusion Cohorts
Political advocacy and regional convening to continue developing a cohesive regional identity, equitable investment strategies, and to increase equitable access to nature
How does this sound to you? Please reach out to Co-Directors Sandra Yokley at email@example.com and Tara Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org any time. If it's helpful, you can see the areas that Tara and Sandra take lead on here.
The Intertwine Alliance is committed to this central principle: that nature is medicine, and that an equitable system of trails, parks and natural areas is critical for the health of our communities.