Lake County Chamber of Commerce
126 North E Street
Lakeview, OR 97630


July 14, 1999

Dear Chris:

It was good to see you again in June at the Lakeview Federal Sustained Yield Unit Visioning Process in Summer Lake, Oregon. It was particularly rewarding to work with you again in this process since you were involved in the first Forest Initiatives Conference we held in Lakeview last summer and in the Forest Assessment in November, 1998.

I feel the visioning process went extremely well and was successful due to your professional guidance. The ability to bring together such a diverse group of stakeholders and help them reach a consensus is truly remarkable. It requires an individual with deep understanding of the problem, sincere empathy for each participant's ownership in the land and the process, and superior command of small group dynamics to make such an accomplishment.

Your leadership helped us reach our goal and I truly appreciate your commitment to our effort. It was a landmark event. Thank you so very much for your contribution.

Sincerely,

Deanna Johnston
Executive Director