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The latest news, analysis, commentary and thoughts from Valley Vision.  Read on about what we're saying, and what others are saying about us.

AgPlus Workshops Bring Resources to Rural Communities

Blog: Project Update
Jun 22, 2017
Between November 2016 and May 2017, Valley Vision held four workshops in rural areas across the Sacramento Capital region, connecting food and ag businesses with financing information and business development opportunities. The workshop series attracted over 200 attendees and featured 34 resource providers , thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development. An initiative of the Central Valley AgPlus...+ Read more
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Opinion: 'Epic' Bicycle Trail Could Drive Growth

Press coverage
Jun 16, 2017
Published in Sacramento Business Journal: June 16, 2017 It’s easy to articulate what makes the Sacramento region a special place to call home. So much of what we enjoy relates to “place:” A confluence of rivers in a fertile valley flanked by a beautiful coastal range; the American River Parkway; and our urban forest that gives way through the foothills to the great conifer forests of the Tahoe...+ Read more
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Parks, Recreational Trails Top Residents’ List as Most Important Civic Amenities

News release
Jun 13, 2017
New research shows a majority of residents would pay $21-30 in increased annual taxes SACRAMENTO, CA — Valley Vision and Sacramento State’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) released findings today from a public opinion survey that captured regional attitudes on civic and cultural amenities. When asked to rank the amenity that most influences their quality of life, respondents ranked parks and...+ Read more
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Local School Buses Go Electric

Blog: Project Update
May 23, 2017
(Update to blog originally published on June 24, 2016) The long-awaited fleet of zero-emission school buses was unveiled at an event on May 12 at Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy. Local dignitaries speaking at the event to celebrate the arrival of the all-electric vehicles included Congresswoman Doris Matsui , California State Senator Richard Pan , California State Assembly Member Kevin...+ Read more

Valley Vision’s Motto Will Stick With Me (Where Ever I Might Go)

May 17, 2017
In the summer of 2015, after graduating from Berkeley, I decided to move to Sacramento. Most of my friends and classmates had opted to begin their careers in bigger cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. But I wanted something different, and packed my bags and moved to a new city where I had no job lined up, nor any family or friends there for support. It was a gut decision...+ Read more

Join Us - Empower Regional Nonprofits on May 25!

May 17, 2017
Join Us May 25 in Honor of Regional Nonprofits Making a Difference! A thriving region depends on a network of compassionate organizations committed to making a high quality of life accessible to all. That’s why Valley Vision is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our region's food banks, homeless shelters, child advocacy groups, health clinics and other social service providers who are...+ Read more

A Spoke-tacular Commitment

Blog: Randomness
May 17, 2017
You May have heard… May is bike month ! In celebration of this annual Spring welcome, Valley Vision thought it the perfect opportunity to make some commitments relevant to the world of bikes . For over six years, Valley Vision has been privileged to cycle in new art pieces periodically for display in our office. Thus, we are proud to announce that a new photography exposition by Cleber Bonato,...+ Read more
Larry Greene honored with Clean Air Champion Legacy Award

Celebrating Greene: Our Air Quality Champion

Blog: Project Update
May 17, 2017
Larry Greene , soon to retire executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) was recently honored individually by Breathe California-Sacramento and the Sacramento Metro Chamber, founding partners of the Cleaner Air Partnership. On May 2, during the culminating event of the Metro Chamber's 47th annual Cap-to-Cap federal advocacy program, Peter Tateishi...+ Read more

Farmer in the Capitol: An Interview with David Ogilvie

Blog: Opinion
May 17, 2017
This year’s Cap to Cap trip, sponsored by the Sac Metro Chamber, brought 350 regional leaders to Washington, D.C. and it was a most productive visit for the Food and Ag Committee. Last fall, David Ogilvie , Delta farmer (Wilson Vineyards) and winemaker (Muddy Boot Wine), joined our team as a Committee Co-Chair. On his first Cap to Cap trip, David did a fantastic job of telling our story and...+ Read more
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Clean Air Stakeholders Advocate in D.C. for Continued Progress

Blog: Project Update
May 16, 2017
The Cleaner Air Partnership , as part of the Air Quality team, advanced mulitiple policy priorities for continued progress in improving our region's air quality in Washington D. C. April 29 through May 3 as part of the Metro Chamber's annual Cap-to-Cap federal advocacy program. The Sacramento Region does not meet state and federal air quality standards for ozone (smog) and has only recently met...+ Read more