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Doug and Heather were able to help our Council look through the weeds and at the big picture. Our strategic plan and branding guide are now integral components of our operations and have been integral in ensuring that each action is in line with our vision and overall plan.

Kurtis Pratt

CAO, Town of Raymond

Working with the team at 13 Ways is refreshing and challenging and productive. They are committed to real change and don’t hesitate to give the tough answers. If you are interested in a dust gathering report hire, someone else. If you want to find a meaningful, novel way forward, 13 Ways is a great partner to have along for the ride.

Mike Derricott

CAO, Cochrane

Working with 13 Ways helped us engage with our rural communities in a profound and meaningful way. Their guidance, expertise, and insights truly helped us better understand these communities and develop locally-driven strategies that made sense.

Paul Kimmel

Business & Public Affairs Palouse Region, Avista

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13 Ways to Kill Your Community is lively, full of personality, conversational, breezy, succinct, and fun. One can imagine readers seeking out information on boosting their local community sighing dutifully as they seek out material and then being relieved and delighted when what they find turns out to be as entertaining as it is informative.

The information provided is sometimes startling and often positively revelatory. The anecdotes and examples are delivered with wit and a little bit of a dishy factor. But underneath all the fun is a clear breadth of experience, and a no-nonsense, practical approach to community building, which can be easily grasped. 13 Ways to Kill Your Community offers practical, implementable steps that can be taken to bring a moribund community back to life. This book delivers what it promises, and it does so with wit and warmth.