Bitterroot Community Symposium Set for Oct. 20

October 10, 2016

HAMILTON – The Bitterroot Community Symposium will be held at Bitterroot College University of Montana from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20.

The event, also sponsored by the Montana Campus Compact, Bitterroot Collective Impact and Service Year, will identify and address local issues to discuss ways nonprofits, local government and community members can meet community needs through collective impact – the collaboration of key sectors as an innovative way of addressing and solving community issues.

The schedule of events features a keynote address by Deb Halliday, senior policy adviser for Montana’s Office of Public Instruction; a networking lunch during which nonprofit representatives can meet with interested potential volunteers; two rounds of breakout sessions that discuss various topics related to public communication, national service, grant writing, and engaging students and educators in community service; and an example of collective impact in Montana through Graduation Matters Montana.

All community members, educators, students, nonprofit staff, board members and elected officials interested learning more about collective impact and its potential for creating change in the Bitterroot Valley are encouraged to attend. Registration costs $15 and includes lunch.

To register for the Bitterroot Community Symposium and view the full schedule of events, visit Bitterroot College’s website at


Contact: Kate Johnson, Bitterroot College AmeriCorps VISTA, 406-375-0100,