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SAVE THE DATE! May 18th Grow Smart Teton Valley


VARD is pleased to announce our upcoming program, “Grow Smart Teton Valley,” on Monday, May 18th from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the West Side Yard restaurant located at 31 W. Center St. in downtown Victor, ID. This is the first in a series of workshops titled Advocacy Works! Workshops that Inform and Inspire.  See official event flyer below.

VARD and its partners have designed this evening to give the entire community a chance to discuss how the local public process works, and how to accomplish great things as a community. Participants will learn how to meaningfully interact with local government, how to engage friends and neighbors and get results.

“Virtually every community achievement – whether it be waterway restoration, the preservation of open space, or a flourishing pathways network – has a story that begins with grassroots advocacy,” remarked Shawn Hill, VARD Executive Director. “Grow Smart Teton Valley will provide the tools and the inspiration for more great outcomes in our community.”


Presentations begin at 5:00pm followed by a panel of local leaders that include:

  • Zach Smith, Mayor of Victor
  • August Christensen, Driggs Town Council & Natural Playgrounds
  • Cindy Riegel, Teton County Commissioner & Full Circle Education
  • Katie Salsbury, TC Fair Board & Intermountain Aquatics
  • K.J. Morris, Founder of Jackson Hole Children’s Museum

The evening will then conclude with a question & answer session and a social hour networking opportunity to discuss next steps at 7:00pm.

Kids Station If the weather is nice, there will be a kid’s station outside near the picnic tables to the left of the presentation stage.

Volunteer Are you planning on attending our Grow Smart Teton Valley event and want to get more involved? Please contact Rachel at Many different kinds of shifts available on Monday, May 18th from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Volunteering is not only our civic duty but it gives us a chance to know our community better!

For questions or to RSVP (helpful but not required), please contact Rachel Daluge, VARD Director of Communications & Conservation, at or at 208- 354-1707.

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