Dear Outdoor Recreation Community,
Todd Elsworth, Executive Director
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION:
VALUES WE LIVE BY, GOALS TO ACHIEVE AND STRATEGIES TO GET US THERE
Recreation Northwest requested and received technical assistance from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. Our workgroup produced this document in March 2019 as a result to help guide us and our community.
Parkscriptions has two core values, listed below, each with a goal with associated strategies that express and embody those values.
#1 Increase community health through equitable access to the outdoors.
#2 Providing leadership: We value a “shared-commitment” approach to meet community needs.
Parkscriptions Value Statements: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Definition: Values and principles statements reflect a group’s core beliefs, the deep convictions and priorities that shape its culture and spirit, and inspire and guide its choices in the way it operates to achieve its mission and vision. It helps define the operational culture for employees and volunteers, as well as for donors.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.