Valley Vision Is Moving!
For nearly 11 years, Valley Vision has operated from a converted architectural office on 24th and Broadway near downtown Sacramento. During those years we have brought together communities, generated new nonprofits, hosted a slew of political and business dignitaries from around the world, and launched countless coalitions to solve persistent regional problems, from elevating mental healthcare access for those in need to cleaning up our air so we all breathe easier.
In July we will be taking this great work to an exciting new space.
We are making this move for two reasons. First, Valley Vision is growing. With 19 staff and consultants (plus a few resident dogs) and scores of meetings daily, we simply have run out of space to conduct the community’s business. We need more room. Second, our building is under new ownership today with plans for a new and different use. The parting is timely for us both. We’re pleased to know the new owners will be keeping the 80-foot mural, “Ishi,” that adorns the side of our building, which Valley Vision commissioned and artist Alex Forester completed some years ago. It’s a community contribution that we are proud of.
So where is Valley Vision’s new home? North Oak Park in the space previously occupied by the nonprofit City Year Sacramento (3400 3rd Ave, Sacramento CA 95817); across the street from the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services campus and in the heart of the dynamic Oak Park community. We have always considered it important to root our offices in the center of communities, to help us better understand firsthand the issues and consequences of actions (or inactions) that play out daily in homes, local streets, schools and businesses.
After 11 long years at 24th and Broadway, we are excited to be moving down the street to be a part of a different community – this region’s first and oldest “suburb” which is undergoing its own resurgence – and all the good and all the challenges that come with it. We will have a lot more meeting space (and light) and will continue to be part of something far bigger than ourselves. We hope you will join us in a few months after we get settled for an open house. You can continue to count on our office dogs being there just as before.
Bill Mueller is Chief Executive of Valley Vision.