About the Event
Come celebrate the region with good friends, local food, and incredible views!
The South Mountain Partnership hosts the Annual “Power of the Partnership” Celebration each year, with more than 100 people in attendance. It is a time of celebrating the protection and promotion of this wonderful place that we all call home – the farms and farmland, historic places, water and air quality, wildlife and habitat, and parks, trails, and open spaces.
This year, we’re excited to host you in the beautiful northern York County venue Whispering Pines Estate, offering a lunch menu, inspirational speakers, and an opportunity to connect and celebrate with friends and colleagues new and old.
Recent progress and successes, as well as tried and true examples, will be shared by guest speakers. We will celebrate conservation successes in the region by revealing the first ever ‘State of the Region’ Report Card, awarding of grants, and the “Spirit of South Mountain.” York County Planning Commission will highlight the lessons and successes of the recently launched Open Space and Land Preservation Program. Keynote speakers will speak to the power of our region’s outdoor recreation economy and how groups and local governments throughout the region can strategically position to make the most of their opportunities. Nathan Reigner, Director of the newly launched PA Office of Outdoor Recreation has a rapidly developing state perspective, while Silas Chamberlin, Chief Strategy Officer of York Area Economic Alliance will share York County examples and lessons. These two are sure to be a dynamic duo live! Tickets are $28 person and include a delicious hot lunch.
Come celebrate with us!
Lead Healthy Sponsorship (2 guest tickets for event) – $1,500.00
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: Name on “Choice Keeper” bag; Speaking opportunity at event; Dedicated visual and verbal recognition at event; Social media, website, and press release recognition; and 2 tickets to the event.
(If attending the event, the charitable benefit of this sponsorship is $1,444.00; otherwise the charitable benefit is $1,500)
Celebrate Healthy Sponsorship (2 guest tickets for the event) – $1,000
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: Name/logo on giftboard items – winery and brewery items, teas, coffees; Visual and verbal recognition at event; Social media, website, and press release recognition and 2 tickets to the event
(If attending the event, the charitable benefit of this sponsorship is $944.00; otherwise the charitable benefit is $1,000)
Grow Healthy Sponsorship (1 guest ticket for the event) – $500
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: Name/logo on giftboard items – plants, seed packets, local produce, preserves; Visual and verbal recognition at event; Social media, website, and press release recognition and 1 ticket to the event
(If attending the event, the charitable benefit of this sponsorship is $472.00; otherwise the charitable benefit is $500)
Live Healthy Sponsorship – $250
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: Social media recognition and visual recognition at event
(The charitable benefit of this sponsorship is $250.00)
Connections Across the Landscape
Connect with colleagues old and new while participating in networking opportunities, interactive art exhibits, and exploring the beautiful venue.
Enjoy a high-quality catered lunch sourced from local farmers and growers.
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Welcome & Guest Speakers
York County Commissioners and Generous Sponsors to Welcome
Katie Hess | South Mountain Partnership
Nathan Reigner, PA DCNR | Silas Chamberlin, York County Economic Alliance
Anne Walko and Wade Gobrecht |York County Planning
Celebrate the network’s achievements and learn about the “State of the Region Report Card” in its first public reveal.
Over $50,000 of grants funds will be awarded to exciting projects that partners are undertaking in 2024 as recipients of South Mountain Mini-Grants and Flex Grants.
Spirit of South Mountain Award
Who will be awarded this distinction that recognizes individuals, projects, or organizations that have gone above and beyond to advance a positive future for the South Mountain landscape? Join us to see!
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT