Welcome to Board member Stephen Gockley!

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Stephen retired in 2016 from a career as a civil legal aid lawyer, representing low-income persons to preserve rights to housing, necessary physical and mental health care, reasonable accommodations for disabilities, and other safety-net protections to meet basic needs.  Because his clients would often have a continuing relationship with the other party, he always sought durable resolutions that both parties could respectfully agree on together.  He greatly appreciates that this same positive approach underlies WDRC’s various services.  In retirement, Stephen serve on public bodies working to reduce incarceration and to develop innovative ways to improve the health status of both individuals and communities.  To him, WDRC provides similar systemic, constructive opportunities for change in Whatcom County and he is honored to join the board and promote those efforts.

Thank you, board member Renae Ingraham!

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A longtime WDRC supporter (and former staff member, too!) Renae brought incredible enthusiasm, energy and ideas to our Board. We will miss her greatly as she changes her role with us in order to spend more time with her kiddos and her growing real estate business. Thank you, Renae!

The Mediator: WDRC Spring news is here!

Read up on the latest news at WDRC with our quarterly newsletter. Within you will discover: 

  • Information on our upcoming 25th anniversary celebration, Bridging Divides
  • Upcoming training opportunities
  • Exciting news from the WDRC Youth Program
  • Board transitions and a new mediator Practicum cohort

The Mediator: Volume 13, Issue 2

Guest Post: Day 12 - Why isn't Tanya walking with me?

Guest Post: Day 12 - Why isn't Tanya walking with me?

Mediator and Board President Joan Cervisi was kind enough to write an article for us about conflict resolution during her recent trip to Spain!  Read an excerpt here and follow the link to her blog to read more!

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