Rural Community Builder Name: Katie McFall

Community: Willamette Valley Region (including Yamhill, SW Clackamas, Marion, Polk, Linn, Benton, East Lane)

Role: RARE – Willamette Valley Visitors Association

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Leading the network to get everyone in the same room (virtually or in-person) to keep the momentum. Things in motion, stay in motion.

Recognized by: RARE Supervisor

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: I appreciate how much Katie cares, listens and wants to increase participation with community members. Sometimes are meetings, though introductory, might not serve an immediate need, Katie’s recall to experience and conversations helps her bring in those members in future projects, helping ensure no one is left behind.