The Quiet Work Of The Josephine County Council Of Elders
The concept of a "council of elders" sounds like something from an earlier time, but there is such a thing extant now, in Josephine County.
A council of elders, ranging in age from 60 to 90 years old, works to bridge differences between groups over thorny issues. One discussion not long ago brought people of several political stripes together to discuss abortion.
The Josephine County Council of Elders works (quietly) under the aegis of Peace House in Ashland. Founding members Steve Radcliffe and Jack Shipley visit with an overview of the council's goals and methods.
Steve Radcliffe says if you're interested, it's okay to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org