Sue Lacy has 30 years’ experience working within organizations and communities, engaging a wide range of constituent groups. Sue is a Senior Associate of AmericaSpeaks, a national non-partisan organization that brings community members and policy-makers together to inform decision-making through large-scale public meetings. Her areas of expertise include organizational development, targeted outreach, large scale civic engagement projects and initiatives, community campaigns, facilitation, coaching and leadership training.View full bio
Katie Fry is co-owner of Round River Consulting, LLC, operating nationally since 2002. Her background includes 20 years of experience as an educator, trainer and researcher. Her expertise lies in management and administration, community engagement, and organizational development. Katie is a Senior Associate of AmericaSpeaks, a national non-partisan organization that brings community members and policy-makers together to inform decision-making through large-scale public meetings.View full bio
Our name flows from the life work of Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), whose best -known works A Sand County Almanac and Round River, became keystones in emerging theories of environmental ethics and ecosystem management. We embrace Leopold’s wisdom as a compass for how relationships, organizations, partnerships and community evolve sustainably.
Excerpt from Round River (1938)
Modern natural history deals only incidentally with the identity of plants and animals, and only incidentally with their habits and behaviors. It deals principally with their relations to each other, their relation to the soil and water in which they grow, and their relations to the human beings who sing about 'my country' but see little or nothing of its inner workings. This new science of relationships is called ecology, but what we call it matters nothing. The question is, does the educated citizen know he is only a cog in an ecological mechanism? That if he will work with that mechanism his mental wealth and his material wealth can expand indefinitely? But that if he refuses to work with it, it will ultimately grind him to dust.