Rural Community Builder Name:  Thalia Truesdell

Community: Applegate Valley, OR

Role: Volunteer, artist, educator, retired libarian

Recognized by:  Brooke Nuckles-Gentekos

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Creative and Enthusiastic Community Builder

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB:

Thalia is such an important part of the Applegate Valley community! Recently retired as branch manager from the local library, she spent the last year teaching observational drawing of local flora and fauna with students from the Ruch Outdoor Community School to create a beautiful Cantrall Buckley Park Environmental Coloring Book.

She is a talented weaver and fiber artist and is quick to bring a smile, energy, and joy to rural community building. Thalia is responsive when a need or opportunity to help arises. I’m so grateful to know Thalia. Thalia is an inspiration to my family, community, and now, hopefully, to you!