Willamette Partnership believes that when nature thrives, so do people. This environmental nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, is helping cities and organizations throughout the American West change how they build infrastructure, protect water sources and critical habitat, and manage farms and forests as a way to strengthen community resilience.
Pitchfork Communications began working with Willamette Partnership in 2016 to assist with public relations around the announcement that Bobby Cochran, the organization’s ED, was chosen as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader. We drafted and distributed a press release to media in Portland, Oregon.
In 2017, we assisted Willamette Partnership with its Strategic Plan, website re-launch, e-newsletter template and editorial calendar. Pitchfork continues to assist Willamette Partnership with strategic communications needs as they arise.
In 2018, we designed Willamette Partnership’s Green Infrastructure & Health Guide. The 60-page guide provides some general principles, best practices, and experiences about how best to use green infrastructure to promote better health equity. It is designed for use by managers, engineers, community organizations, planners, and others who are siting, designing, building, and stewarding green infrastructure in urban areas and rural towns across Canada and the United States.
For an organization like ours with wide-ranging policy- and science-driven work, Becky’s ability to dive in, thread connections, propose strategies, and help clearly articulate our story has been instrumental to our communications.
— Tess Malijenovsky, Communications Manager, Willamette Partnership
"Portland health leader snags prestigious national leadership award" — Portland Business Journal
Green Infrastructure & Health Guide