As 2016 comes to a close, we'd like to take a moment to thank the people who volunteered their time for Strong Towns this year. Strong Towns currently has just 2 full-time staff and 2 part-time staff. We couldn't sail this ship without the help of many volunteers. We especially want to thank:

Our Contributors

Nate Hood, Andrew Price, Johnny Sanphillippo, Sarah Kobos, Daniel Herriges, Sara Joy Proppe, Gracen Johnson, Alexander Dukes and Matthias Leyrer - These are some of the most important voices in Strong Towns movement. We appreciate their thoughtful, passionate and creative perspectives, and the many ways that they give their time for Strong Towns. That goes beyond just writing to include taking beautiful photographs, assisting with graphic design needs (looking at you Matthias!) and generally responding to the needs of staff when we look for suggestions, feedback and ideas. We love our contributors.

Photo from a Strong Towns event in Thunder Bay, Canada

Photo from a Strong Towns event in Thunder Bay, Canada

Guest writers

There are far too many to name here, but we'd like to thank each and every person who submitted an article to us or took time to write an article on our request. 

Ask R MOses

Our Ask R Moses column is run by a brilliant panel of Strong Towns members who are engineers and offer their perspective on a variety of questions submitted by our readers. We appreciate the time they spend discussing these questions and the answers they offer, in the voice of R Moses.

Event Coordinators

First, we'd like to thank Sarah Kobos for the considerable amount of time and thought she has put into helping us plan the upcoming Strong Towns Summit in Tulsa, OK. We couldn't do the summit without her on-the-ground organizing skills. We'd also like to thank all of our Strong Towns members who have helped to arrange and promote our events this year.

Slack Volunteers

We have a group of about 20 Slack participants who are very active and responsive on our discussion platform. They've welcomed newcomers, offered advice and shared their opinions in our many planned and spontaneous conversations throughout the year. Thank you!

Urban3

The folks at Urban3 have been friends of Strong Towns for years and this year was no different. They worked with us on events, projects and articles and helped communicate the Strong Towns message in myriad ways.

Webcast Speakers

Several Strong Towns members and other professionals from around the country who led webcasts on a variety of subjects this year including running for public office, redeveloping brownfield sites and Cards Against Urbanity. We appreciate the educational opportunities they offered to our members this year.

Undoubtedly, there are other volunteers who stepped up to help out Strong Towns this year, too. Thank you to everyone who makes this movement possible.

(Top photo by Nate Grigg)