Who We Are
One Shawnee is a non-profit community development organization launched in 2020. Our mission statement:
One Shawnee will generate planned action that culturally and economically rebuilds the Ohio River and Shawnee National Forest regions of southernmost Illinois on a shared vision of the future using a focused alliance of community groups, leaders, resource partners, and stakeholders.
We are local community leaders and neighbors who have come together to try and tackle the issues causing our regions persistent rural poverty and economic decline. Through community development, we aim to build stronger communities.
We are just getting started. If you are from the Ohio River and Shawnee National Forest regions of southernmost Illinois, we invite you to join us in this journey as it will take all of us working together to turn the tide and rebuild our home. Read the Getting Started Plan for our full vision, take the community survey, and make sure to sign up for our email list to stay informed: