Successes

At Community Voice Consulting, our goal is to give our partner communities and organizations the resources to successfully address important issues that they are facing.  Ultimately, therefore, the outcomes of Community Voice projects are in their hands, not ours.  Nonetheless, when they succeed, we feel that we have succeeded as well. 

There is no one “correct” outcome of a Community Voice project; in each location, the results are unique.  Here are a few examples of how communities have used the Community Voice Method to take control of their own futures.

In the Turks and Caicos Islands, CVM was used to engage fishermen in developing new management measures for the sea turtle fishery, resulting in a new national policy.

In the Charlotte region, community leaders have used CVM projects to protect key local tracts from unwanted development.

CVM was used to launch Mountain Landscapes Initiative, the first ever regional planning process in North Carolina’s southwest.

On North Carolina’s coast, a CVM project gave birth to Saltwater Connections, a regional initiative devoted to sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources.

In Warren County, NC, a CVM project focused on building the local food economy has led to the development of a downtown food hub and a project connecting small farmers to schools.