Our conversation today with Tyler Hinkle, Shenandoah County’s Planner is part of an ongoing series following the work on Shenandoah 2045 – Shenandoah County’s comprehensive plan. The planning process will unfold over the course of four years with the majority of the community collaboration occurring from 2020-2022, with input in 2023-2024.

Kim Woodwell and Kevin Tate from Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley joined us to talk about their organization. Kim is the Alliance Program Director and Shenandoah County Coordinator. Kevin is the Project Manager for Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative.

Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley works to ensure the Valley’s rural character, scenic beauty, clean water, and vibrant communities are protected by providing accurate and timely information to community members and decision-makers. They believe that, together, we can preserve what is important to community members and grow in ways that are sensitive to the extraordinary natural and cultural resources that distinguish our region.

Kim & Kevin explained many of the projects they’re working on, why they’re important, and who they impact. We talked about their geographic area and how citizens can get involved. Learn more on their website: https://shenandoahalliance.org/ and follow them on Facebook.