This has been a really amazing week. What started out with my desire to share the stories of some of our members with you became one of the more enjoyable things I’ve been able to do this year. If you’ve not had a chance, check out each of these short interviews and be blown away by the broad group of people that find a common cause in Strong Towns. I want to do more of these in 2015 and maybe even make it a regular feature, it was that good.

 
Sara Joy Proppe

Sara Joy Proppe

Michael McGinn

Michael McGinn

Gracen Johnson

Gracen Johnson

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

Hans Noeldner

Hans Noeldner

 
 
John Reuter

John Reuter

Erika Ragsdale

Erika Ragsdale

Kerry Hayes

Kerry Hayes

Jim Kumon

Jim Kumon

Andrew Burleson

Andrew Burleson

 

Our goal between now and the end of the year was 324 new members. This week we’ve added just 30. Yeah, that’s not nearly enough -- it is only half of what we added in our June member week (the slowest month of our year, and our readership is up by ~20% since then too) -- but I get it. The country just finished an election cycle where you were constantly tapped to give. There are a lot of other demands on your time and your resources. We respect that.

If you’re not in a position to become a member, don’t worry. We’re going to keep producing content, keep putting resources together and keep hitting the road with this important message. We’re in for the long haul. Maybe some point in the future you can formally join up, but we’re happy to have you in the audience either way. Keep doing what you can to make yours a strong town.

If you are ready to become a member of Strong Towns, to support what we are doing and help us do more, then we could use you on the team. A base membership is just $25. Take a moment and get signed up today. Join a movement that is rapidly gaining momentum and be part of something really special.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone. We’ll be back on Monday with regular programming and a few added things between now and the end of the year.