The Community Website Project

Project Info

Client Community Systems, Ford Family Foundation
Skills web design, teaching, research, adult curriculum

Project Description

After the success of Wild Rivers Connect, Mary Ward from Community Systems invited me to create a template website. We combined our knowledge to create a system to solve the rural community networking problem.

I developed the site using existing plugins and themes and designed them to be user friendly. We provide implementation and training services to interested local networking organizations. We are working with Ford Family Foundation to provide opportunities for funding.

Community Calendar

Users can post events in a mobile friendly calendar. They can export the calendar’s events into their own personal calendars. Finally, users can save organizations and businesses to be used by everyone.

Business and Organization Directory

Users can list information about their business, organization, or public service into a searchable local directory. They can sort through listings with geo-location with Google Maps integration.

Projects Page

We encourage our clients to gather information about their communities’ most prevalent and important projects, and post them on this page.


We’re currently working with 4+ organizations to implement this project in the southern Oregon area.