Methow Valley Long Term Recovery
To collaborate in ensuring that the diverse disaster recovery needs of our community are fully met while also planning efficiently for strategic investments and actions required to ensure that the Methow Valley is better prepared for future disasters.
MVLTR is Dedicated To:
Coordinating efforts to secure funding and other resources needed for the recovery
Establishing principles and policies for redevelopment
Leading long term community and regional planning efforts
Ensuring transparency and accountability in the investment of recovery funds
Communicating plans and progress to the community
Establishing a lasting community framework for future disaster events
Collaborating with other community level longterm recovery organizations
Available & Affordable Housing
MVLTR has identified the issue of housing availability and affordability as an important factor underlying the community’s ability to respond and recover from a disaster, and a central tenant of long-term community resilience, vitality and economic viability.
As such, MVLTR's Board of Directors, a diverse group community and business leaders, has prioritized housing as an area of strategic focus and is seeking a consultant team to conduct an assessment of the housing market and develop an action plan.
MVLTR History: A Story of Recovery
Agriculture and Land
Economic and Business
The story of the 2014 and 2015 wildfires and floods is one of devastation and difficulty—and also of hope, cooperation and love. In July of 2014, the Carlton Complex Fire devastated 293 homes. In 2015, the Okanogan Complex Fire, the largest wildfire complex in Washington's history, burned 45 primary residences, 49 cabins and 60 outbuildings. Most tragic, however, was the loss of life of three fire fighters, and the serious injury of one.
In 2014, even as fires still raged on our hillsides, several groups of community leaders came together to start a conversation: How will we recover? How will we prepare for the next crisis?
These groups quickly evolved to become Methow Valley Long Term Recovery, and Pateros Brewster Long Term Recovery. Since their formation, these groups have collectively spent thousands of hours learning about the impacts of the disasters, securing resources to help our communities, and sketching a roadmap to recovery. A county-wide group, the Okanogan Complex Long Term Recovery Group, with representatives from throughout the region formed to work on recovery efforts across the county.
The MethowReady campaign is one of the ways that the Methow Valley has focused efforts on the future—making sure that when disaster strikes, our community will be better prepared.