Rural Community Builder Name: Rhianna Simes

Community: Phoenix, OR

Role: Co Director, Community Website Partnership; Rogue Valley Food System Network Council Coordinator; Master Gardener, Educator; Mother

Recognized by:  Brooke Nuckles Gentekos

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Compassionate, Intelligent, and Inspired!

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:
Rhianna brings compassion, intelligence, organization, and excellent leadership to every community project, organization, and event she coordinates. She builds community with every seed she sows, every training she facilitates, and every collaborating partner she engages. She is an expert volunteer coordinator, inspired teacher, strategic thinker and planner.
Her expertise and planning has helped the Community Website Partnership grow from a pilot project to a successful nonprofit organization serving rural communities state-wide in Oregon.

I’m so inspired every time we meet and excited to work together on more projects in support of rural community builders in Oregon and beyond!