Building Community: Rural Voices for Hope and Change: An Oregon Perspective

by Neal Lemery BS ’75

Neal Lemery BS ʼ75, in his latest writing, asks the question: “How are rural American communities working to build a better world?” Lemery highlights stories of the resurgence of diverse talents and the work in progress in rural Oregon to improve community services, foster relationships, and further collective values and organizations. Numerous community members offer diverse perspectives and experiences, and describe their work to build better, more vibrant communities that are meeting the difficult challenges of rural America in the 21st century.