(Columbia Basin) – Learn more about Columbia Basin Trust and the activities it supports through its 2013/14 Annual Report. The annual report reflects the Trust’s performance for the year ending March 31, 2014, and details its financial investments, spending, and program and initiative activities.
The report’s theme, “Connect,” reflects the Trust’s ongoing efforts to include the people of the Basin in planning for the future. For example, the organization connected with Basin residents and sector representatives to shape new strategic plans for its social, environmental and community initiatives efforts. It also hosted the Columbia Basin Symposium in Creston in October 2013, which brought Basin residents together. Plus in early 2014 it launched a new visual identity—an updated way of conveying what the Trust does and stands for—which was a result of extensive engagement that started in 2011.
“We have focused on connecting with Basin residents to ensure we’re considering their input as we make decisions and set priorities,” said Greg Deck, Columbia Basin Trust Board Chair. “One of the Trust’s key principles is engagement, and we will carry on seeking public input to ensure our future operations continue to support the well-being of Basin residents.”
In 2013/14 the Trust delivered $22 million in new funding benefits to the region—$2.7 million more than in 2012/13. Total revenues were $29.4 million, an increase of $3.7 million over the previous year; much of this increase was due to strong performance by the Trust’s power project investments.
“The ongoing strength of our investments means we’re well positioned to continue supporting projects and initiatives that address community needs,” said Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust President and CEO. “We look forward to engaging with the public to see what shape this support might take in coming years.”
The annual report is posted online at cbt.org/annualreport.
Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit cbt.org or call 1.800.505.8998.