Dear DRC Community,
The Dispute Resolution Center has entered a new chapter in our evolution: Evan's retirement and the appointment of his successor, Jody Suhrbier. The organization was founded and nurtured with Evan's commitment to community-based conflict resolution work and will continue to thrive with Jody's energy and commitment. The DRC's impact on the greater Thurston County region has been immense and leaves fertile ground for continued growth and expansion.
For the past two years, the Board of Directors has been working strategically to secure the organization's future. The Reserve Fund has been bolstered and a Legacy Fund has been established to support future growth and enable the DRC to respond to changing community needs. Jody has been selected to shepherd our future growth, building on the solid sustainable foundation established over the last 25 years.
The DRC has a solid track record, and we're poised for future growth and success. Our team of staff and volunteers are a creative force for innovative service. Our community remains steadfast in its support. Thank you for your collaboration, your contributions, your service, and your unflagging goodwill on behalf of the DRC.
With warmest regards,
Evan Ferber Jody Suhrbier
Founding Director Executive Director
To support the community in building positive relationships, the Dispute Resolution Center of Thurston County (DRC) will offer a free communication and conflict resolution workshop:
Having Tough Conversations in Challenging Times
Sunday, December 18th, 2016, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
at United Churches of Olympia, 110 - 11th Ave. SE in downtown Olympia
The workshop will focus on communication tools to help participants deepen their understanding of, and identify common ground with, those who have different perspectives, opinions, and experiences of the state of our community, nation and world.
Adults and children ages 9 and up are welcome to attend. Members of the DRC’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES!) team will be on hand to work with kids ages 9-13 in skill-building activities and talking circles, apart from the adults.
The workshop is free, but donations are welcome. Registration closes on December 14th.
Please register by calling 360/956-1155.
2604 12th Court SW, Suite A-2
Olympia WA 98502
PO Box 6184
Olympia WA 98507
Federal Tax ID: 94-3130662
Contact US (360) 956-1155
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