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Happy Valentine’s Day NCDD!

I hope our readers will forgive a personal note, but I wanted to send my thanks out to Barbara Chappell, principal consultant at Simply Speaking Seanachai, an Australian consultancy “dedicated to improving relationships between, people, communities and decision makers”. In a recent message to her mailing list, she said some really nice things about NCDD’s director and my beautiful wife, Sandy Heierbacher. I rarely post anything personal here, just so you know, and it’s so great to hear someone echo publicly what I’ve known all along…

Sandy is an amazing woman who seems to spend every waking moment finding out new information about how we can improve the way we engage people in decision making and she shares it so willingly through the NCDD website. If you have not already been on to the website take some time to visit and linger long enough to find some of the gems of information that are on offer. Apart from the website content, Sandy organises webinars with great speakers and holds on-line seminars and learning events. She weaves a web of interconnections across the US and other continents and connects a lot of people who are like minded about engaging with communities.

And, by the way, yes, the every waking moment part is very true!  Thank you, Barbara, and Happy Valentine’s Day, Sandy!  

Andy Fluke
Andy Fluke is the co-founder of NCDD and currently provides creative support to many of NCDD's publications and events. He also works with a handful of other NCDD members on a variety of projects as consultant and designer. More about his work can be found at www.andyfluke.com.

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  1. Nancy Hess says:

    So true, I admire her energy commitment and passion for community engagement. She is generous and amazing in her ability to keep us focused on this subject.

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