The Summit for the Common Good
in Yakima, WA

09/23/2021 - Update from the Yakima Steering Committee: 

With Covid hospitalizations on the rise, there are reasonable concerns about a large indoor gathering as soon as the upcoming October 7-8 summit. The Yakima Steering Committee has decided to postpone the Summit until we can bring a diverse group of people together safely – which hopefully is early spring.

In light of this, Together Washington and our committee are organizing smaller gatherings as a preamble to the Summit. We will bring together small, diverse groups of Yakima Valley leaders to discuss how we can see the flourishing of the Valley by building common ground through differences. I look forward to inviting you to a gathering in the near future. Please stay tuned.

As we look across society, our belief is that it is more important than ever to build the connective tissue across our community, and build the common good across the divides we recognize and those we don’t. This is the heartbeat of Together Washington. When we pursue understanding, relationship, and human respect we develop a stronger community. I look forward to sharing more with you in the months to come.

The second annual Summit for Common Good will be on October 7-8, 2021 in Yakima, WA. 

Join 200 Yakima community leaders as bridges are built across divides and we look to build the common good of the Yakima Valley

About the Summit:

  • The Summit for the Common Good is designed to motivate leaders and citizens to build toward the common good even amid strong differences. The Summit will feature inspiring pairs of people who have successfully overcome divides for the benefit of the common good.

Summit Highlights:

  • Former Governors Christine Gregoire and Dan Evans of Washington will kick things off, a Democrat and a Republican who learned from each other and led effectively.

Governors Gregoire and Evans

Governor Evans (left) and Governor Gregoire (right)

  • Governors Gregoire and Evans will be followed by contemporary local examples of leaders who successfully built bridges across divides.


  • Reception: October 7, 2021 5:30 - 7:30PM
  • Summit: October 8, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

  • Heritage University

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Featuring a panel discussion with Former Governors Christine Gregoire and Dan Evans of Washington, a Democrat and a Republican who learned from each other and led effectively.

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