The Board of Directors for The Friends of the Green River Positive Action Community Team (our umbrella non-profit of which Epicenter is a division) met at their regular monthly meeting last night. With thoughtful and deliberate action, the Board began a process of restructuring within the organization.
We are hopeful that this action allows this vital organization to develop into an invigorated, effective, and transparent organization, for which the Epicenter has long advocated.
During this critical time, we will be evaluating our own internal Epicenter processes and strategic goals. With the optimism the Board is now facilitating, we anticipate our reinvestment in the PACT organization as a whole, and a commitment to the PACT to work alongside the rest of the organization to re-unify and move forward.
Lastly, we assure y’all out there the Epicenter is doing fine and just as energetic as before to work alongside the town towards affordable housing and economic development. We seek 2012 to be the year that brings long-term stability and opportunity for our Crew.
Two CROWN homes are soon to be available in Green River. These are 3 bedroom/2 bathroom homes for $475/month. In time, renters have the opportunity to own the homes with the rental payments invested as equity.
Click here for an image of the subdivision containing the homes.
Income limits and some restrictions do apply.
Please contact Ben Riley at the Housing Authority of Southeastern Utah by calling (435) 259-5891. You may also inquire here at the Epicenter regarding further information.
We’re ecstatic to announce a Future Frontier Fellow, Jamey Herman!!!!
Jamey has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon where he focused on sculpture and print-making. Jamey now lives in Portland, Oregon.
Most of his sculpture is rooted in found objects, so Green River will truly be an artist’s paradise for Jamey. Remember how we found 9 sinks in our basement? Plus, there’s the unending supply of treasures at Green River Thrift Store! Jamey is also interested in building a geodesic dome while here which immediately made us recall the Bike Dome that Jay Sanders installed at Doo Nanny (an outside folk art festival in Alabama put on by Butch Anthony) a few years back.
Jamey will join us on February 6th, and will stay in Green River one month as a Fellow making beautiful artifacts and enjoying Winter in Utah. He will be our 9th Frontier Fellow ever and our second Fellow in 2012. View more of Jamey’s work on his website.
Apply for the Frontier Fellowship (suggested date of February 29th to be considered for 2012).
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire (via charlottexcsullivan)
As the winter morning sunlight floods the Epicenter office, Ali and Jack recall the subtle blue hues of the Book Cliffs yesterday afternoon, as seen from atop the Golden Ratio monument up on the hill behind Epicenter.