Our Guiding Principles

Our Guiding Principles

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Our Guiding Principles

The White River Partnership is guided by the following key principles:

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  • The WRP’s primary tool for resolving difficult issues is dialogue. Mutual understanding strengthens communities, relationships, and partnerships.
  • The WRP recognizes that needs, concerns, and opportunities come from, and are validated by, community members through active citizen participation.
  • The WRP values diversity. All people are welcome, respected, and encouraged to participate; the more individuals, organizations, and agencies we have engaged, the greater our opportunities for creative solutions.
  • The WRP encourages responsible and sustainable resource use while respecting individual property rights.
  • The WRP believes in a collaborative approach to achieving our vision. We combine the viewpoints and resources of all interested parties to reach common goals.
  • Building consensus is essential to reaching our vision. While consensus often takes more effort and time, the results are stronger relationships and lasting decisions.
  • The WRP does not seek to influence legislation.