By Julie Akins is mayor-elect of Ashland. Akins is a co-founder of The Truth and Conciliation Council, Skoolie Home Foundation and has served numerous social justice organizations in Southern Oregon. She remains a freelance video storyteller and writer.
By Gary Zukav, the author of The Seat of the Soul, the #1 New York Times Bestseller, former Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service, and a supporter of the Ashland Culture of Peace Commission.
By Joanne Feinberg, a filmmaker, and director of programming at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and was formerly director of programming at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. She raised three children in Ashland.
By Peter Buckley, who served as State Representative for south Jackson County in the Oregon House from 2005 to 2017. He is currently a trainer with the Southern Oregon ACEs Training Team and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.