Strategic planning for nonprofits

The Community Foundation of North Central Washington, in partnership with the Icicle Fund and Washington Nonprofits, is hosting two nonprofit strategic planning workshops in March, including one in Twisp.

Presenter Dave Coleman, with BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting and former grant maker with M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, will facilitate an interactive workshop that introduces strategic planning and gets organizations started on their own plans.

On March 25, the workshop will be presented at the Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. On March 26, it will be repeated from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp. The registration fee is $15 and includes lunch. Online registration is required and seating is limited. For more information and to register, visit

Townsend elected to farm service committee

Ed Townsend of Okanogan has been elected to the Farm Service Agency Okanogan County Committee. He will help direct and implement federal farm programs for the next three years. The three-person committee hears appeals of most agency decisions. Committees also make decisions about how program payments are determined. The committee meets approximately eight times a year.

For more information about county committees and the election process, visit