As the incoming Executive Director, I’ll be spending time with Alice Alexander to make this transition as smooth as possible and since I’ll be back east to see her, I decided to see some more people! Today I’ll be flying from Colorado to DC, driving through five different states then flying home from North Carolina. I will have the opportunity to meet with Bill Hartzell and Ann Zabaldo who have been a big part of CoHoUS and cohousing in general. I also get to spend time with the current CoHoUS president Peter Lazar and of course with the outgoing executive director Alice Alexander.
The communities I plan to visit are:
Blueberry Hill in Vienna, Virginia
Takoma Village in Washington, DC
Eastern Village in Silver Spring, Maryland
Liberty Village in Union Bridge, Maryland
Hundredfold Farm in Orrtanna, PA
Twin Oaks in Louisa, Virginia
Shadowlake in Blacksburg, Virginia
ElderSpirit in Abingdon, Virginia
Earthaven & Village Terraces in Black Mountain, NC
Elderberry Village in Rougemont, NC
Durham Central Park - confirmed
Solterra in Durham, NC
Eno Commons in Durham, NC
While driving, I plan to: drink coffee, eat sunflower seeds, grapes and chocolate
I’ll be listening to: Ted Talks on community, Podcasts on nonprofits, suspense stories like Girl On The Train, and rocking out to music that I always associate with road trips like Johnny Cash and Journey.
I’m still trying to reach out to the following communities, so if you’re one of them, please contact me, I’d love to connect with you on this tour!
Catoctin Creek in Taylorstown, Virginia
Living Well in Franklinville, NC
(can you tell, I love a good list?!)