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Articles with the Tag: Mission West Community Development Partners

New executive director steps in at MWCDP New executive director steps in at MWCDP

RONAN — As Heather Knutson-Walter steps into her new role as executive director of Mission West Community Development Partners (MWCDP), she brings decades of experience and a fresh, yet homegrown approach to the job.  “The neat thing about this position is that I feel like it’s a re...

Heather Knutson-Walter joins Mission West Heather Knutson-Walter joins Mission West

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners (MWCDP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Knutson-Walter as its new Executive Director effective Monday 8-1-2022. “Heather has the perfect combination of education, experience and passion to lead Mission West. We are delighted...

Ronan explores remote worker possibilities Ronan explores remote worker possibilities

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners, along with remote work program Trepademics, has conducted a feasibility study for creating a coworking space and more remote worker opportunities in the tri-county area.  Zen Parry of Trepademics has worked remotely all over the world for aro...

2021 a record year for local economic development 2021 a record year for local economic development

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners recently released their 2021 Community Impact Statement, revealing what they call a record-breaking year of success. With a mission of “community focused economic development,” MWCDP serves Lake, Mineral, and Sanders Counties as a local...

Head Over Heels reopens after pandemic shutdown Head Over Heels reopens after pandemic shutdown

POLSON — A local gymnastics gym, Head Over Heels, has reopened after being shut down due to the pandemic.  What began as a few private classes at the Mission Valley Christian Academy in the summer of 2010 by owners Jessica and Jason Edwards and their four children, grew to a full-fledged busine...

Northwest Food Hub Network receives $1M USDA grant Northwest Food Hub Network receives $1M USDA grant

RONAN — The Northwest Food Hub Network has been awarded a $1 million grant as part of the Regional Food Systems Partnership grant program, the USDA announced.  Part of a collective of farmer-owned cooperative food hubs spanning across Montana and Washington, the Northwest Food Hub Network aims ...

Signs point to workforce recovery, but long-term issues could persist

December marks two years since news of COVID-19 started to rumble global headlines, and in those 24 months people, businesses, and governments have seen more change than entire decades of the past. As businesses, families, and state leaders look forward into 2022, sometimes weary of words like “pivo...

Housing needs assessment, homelessness study in planning stages

Affordable housing is definitely in short supply on the Flathead Reservation. Just ask anyone who has tried to rent or purchase a home in the past few years. But how big is the gap and how many homes and apartments are needed to fill it?  A housing needs assessment and homelessness study, spearheaded...

MMFEC receives $100,000 grant for Food Box Program MMFEC receives $100,000 grant for Food Box Program

News from Mission West Community Development Partners RONAN – The Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center (MMFEC) has received a $100,000 grant from the Montana Healthcare Foundation to support its Food Box Program. The Local Food for Local Families: Montana SNAP Food Box Pilot Project provides fr...

Leadership Flathead Reservation accepts applicants 

 News from Mission West Community Development Partners FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Flathead Reservation, a two-year program that helps participants build strong leadership skills to become involved community leaders. The program, which started in ...


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