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Thanks Melissa, very much for coming out to our meetings. It provides a very much needed guidance for our planning process and is a great start to building a stronger foundation for the Commission.
— Allan Thompson, Waterbury Conservation Commission
Without Melissa’s patience and attention to detail, we would likely still be struggling in the throes of a dysfunctional, fledgling organization.
— Wendy Harford, Verde River Valley Nature Organization
We had a very good meeting … I think the process worked out great, engaged the entire group and gave us some good insights to work with.
— Kevin Case, The Land Trust Alliance Northeast Region
The meeting was enlightening and reassuring as we were being guided to consider new measuring tools to validate real impacts. I always felt heard when working with Melissa. Her feedback and suggestions made sense and were accomplishable. Communication was always clear with Melissa. She was supportive and easy to work with, as she guided us through some hard work. I believe that our project is stronger because of the early planning we did with Melissa.
— Jill Young, VC2
Melissa guided our strategic planning process so expertly. Everyone enjoyed the day. We appreciate what you’ve done and are actively moving forward.
— Dora Ann Hatch, Louisiana Delta Adventures and LSU AgCenter
Working with Melissa is always a pleasure. The key to her successful consulting work is careful listening, assessing and assisting with research to support ideas. In a quiet, thoughtful manner, she suggests solutions and leaves the final decision to her clients. On numerous occasions she has led us to success.
— Sulynn Creswell and Judy Martin, Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center
It is always a pleasure working with Melissa. She presented materials on WealthWorks that were extremely applicable to our room of ‘expert’ planners. It is exciting to see the concepts being applied at a regional level. We couldn’t do it without Melissa!
— Anna Gruber, National Joint Powers Alliance
Melissa was wonderful to work with. She was knowledgeable in the topic area and was able to offer resources and guidance for our various participants. She also was easy to work with, responsive to our needs, organized. We would certainly call on Community Roots again.
— Dawn Espe, Region Five Development Commission
Let me echo these THANKS!  The goals, format, agenda, location, etc. changed entirely since we began talking back in August, but you rolled with the punches.  What began as one thing ended as another – so I really appreciate your flexibility.  You were a great, great help.
— Tom Hughes, Vermont Public Interest Research Group/Energy Independent Vermont
Thank you again for your flexibility with this project. You were able to adapt your TA provision to meet the true need that would ultimately benefit the client vs. sticking strictly to the defined SOW. You were able to gently guide them to make better decisions. We felt that your approach was perfect for this type of client, and that the products you delivered were quality. We hope to work with you again in the future!
— Mary Oldham, Natural Capital Investment Fund, VC2