Rural Community Builder Name: Robyn Holdman
Community: Sisters, OR
Role: Founder, Citizens4Community (C4C)
What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Go-getter
Recognized by: Janel Ruehl
Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: Robyn Holdman’s dedicated leadership and commitment to the community has benefitted Sisters Country in many ways. Perhaps most visibly, Robyn served for six years as founding president of Citizens4Community (C4C). Under Robyn’s strong leadership, C4C grew from a nascent idea into a stably funded organization with significant roles to play in creating a more connected and collaborative Sisters Country. Back in 2015 when the community was experiencing some turmoil, Robyn saw the value of an organization with no agenda other than to improve civil discourse and generally benefit the community by better connecting people to information and each other. Through a combination of community tools, projects, workshops, forums and community celebrations, Robyn paved the way for C4C’s strategies to fundamentally strengthen Sisters Country and bring people together to respectfully address challenges and opportunities. Robyn was one of eight winners of a Sisters Community Champion Award in 2021!