As our country becomes more and more divided it becomes increasingly difficult to address serious problems and find creative solutions. The division between rural and urban has become one of the widest we face.
One Montana is a nonpartisan organization based in Bozeman, Montana, dedicated to moving Montana forward and ensuring a positive future for both rural and urban communities – helping them work together toward success.
We embrace collaboration as the most promising way, perhaps the only way, to address the difficult issues of our time. We convene people who may have different viewpoints but need to work together to address common challenges. Our goal is to change the way we think and act about rural and urban communities from divide to connect.
Why is this important? Rural and urban populations feel disconnected from one another – unacknowledged, irrelevant. The “rural-urban divide” is a real barrier to a healthy future for our state and our country. Action is needed to help us understand our vital connection. We must have tools to enable us to recognize each others unique challenges and to work together to solve them. This is One Montana.