Community-Led Governance

In 2023, A Supportive Community For All formed an advisory committee tasked with developing recommendations for a community-led governance structure for the Snoqualmie Valley Human Services Coalition, as well as other collaborative projects that A Supportive Community For All may choose to support in the future. We are grateful for the support of Victor Rodriguez of alterNative consulting for his support in facilitating this process.

What is community-led governance?

Community-led governance is an approach to strengthen community power among those most impacted by the problems we face as a community. By including community members most impacted as central guides of the work, we can hear all voices to understand all parts of a problem. People are more powerful together, and together we can work to change conditions in our community.

The role of community-led governance with A Supportive Community For All

The community-led governance structure we will be implementing will allocate power across the ecosystem of people and organizations partnering with A Supportive Community For all to work to towards equity for all in Snoqualmie Valley. The governance structure centers community voice and focuses on collective power building to improve health, financial opportunity, housing, and community connections across the Snoqualmie Valley. The community-led governance structure outlines the leadership bodies and management practices—including the Leadership Table, Workgroups, and Backbone—to support ongoing collaboration, decision-making, and operations.

Read the Advisory Committee’s recommendations for our Community-Led Governance Structure here.

Get Involved

A Supportive Community For All has two opportunities to get involved!

First, we are convening a Leadership Table as an essential part of the organizational structure for community-led governance. The Leadership Table will provide oversight and support for ongoing and new collaborative work.

Second, we are convening an advisory committee to oversee a time-limited microbusiness incubator feasibility study, specifically focused on the needs of local creatives.

Modest honorariums to support participation are available for both roles. You may review the position descriptions on our website. If you are interested in serving in either of these groups, please contact Malia Pownall, Partnerships and Engagement Manager at to express your interest.

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