iSchool Capstone

Community Storytelling in Hamilton, WA

Project tags:

community engagement & outreach

Project poster

Hamilton, WA, a small town in Skagit County, is devastated by flooding every 3.5 years. Since 1975, residents have contemplated moving the town. Forterra, a non-profit land conservancy, wants to help. Community Storytelling in Hamilton, WA is a project initiated by Forterra, in order to better understand the community, through personal narratives and history. My involvement with this project included creating an interview guide, conducting interviews, compiling recordings, and completing a final report on my observations and common themes. This report, and the residents’ stories themselves, will assist Forterra’s continued work with residents through this transition.

Project participants:

Kate Roche-Sudar