An Invitation to Join the Collaborative Design Council

Dear Transition US Community,

Are you interested in working closely with Transition US staff, board members, and active Transition Town leaders from all over the country to broaden, deepen, and scale up the Transition Movement throughout the US?

Our Collaborative Design Council is now accepting applications for new members! Click here to apply!

Initially convened in 2016, the Collaborative Design Council is a voluntary advisory group that brings together representatives of local Transition Town Initiatives from around the country - along with Transition US staff and board members, regional hub organizers, and national-level working group coordinators - to learn from each other, provide mutual support, offer feedback, and collaborate on projects of common interest. One example of this was our first-ever, two-day Movement Strategy Session and Leadership Retreat, which was attended by 34 Transition Town leaders from all over the country in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was organized and hosted by Collaborative Design Council participants.

This iteration of the Design Council is comprised of 18 members. New members join the Council for a 3-year term, with six existing members stepping down each year in order to make way for new members to come on board.

Applications to join the Design Council will be evaluated by current Council members based on the following criteria:

  1. Willingness and ability to commit to monthly online Zoom meetings for a 3-year term beginning April 2020. Please note that the Collaborative Design Council currently meets for 90 minutes on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 pm Pacific Time. The Council may, by consent, choose to change the duration and timing of these meetings.
  2. Demonstrated ability and commitment to working well with others.
  3. At least one year of experience working with a local Transition Town Initiative.
  4. Knowledge of Transition Town activities nationally and in your region (beyond your local initiative).

Please note that we will strive to co-create a Council that is balanced in terms of geography, gender, culture, and age. Special consideration will be given to applicants involved in regional hubs and national-level working groups.

We encourage thoughtful, hopeful, caring, and committed individuals to join us in this collective effort! Are you ready to step up into a greater role in the US Transition Movement? Or do you know someone else who might be? Click here to apply or forward this link to a friend.

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 2nd at 11:59 pm PST. 

If you have questions about any of this, please feel free to contact Collaborative Design Council Member, William Mutch, at or (650) 380-7030. 

In Community,
The Transition US Collaborative Design Council

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