Democracy isn’t something we have but something we do!


The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils empowers people to improve the well-being of their communities, sustain family farms and ranches, transform local food systems, promote clean energy, and advocate for responsible stewardship of Idaho’s natural resources.


To live in a state where every person can meaningfully participate in decision-making processes that impact their lives to create just, healthy, self-reliant communities.

Theory of Change:

IORC believes in the promise and potential of community organizing. Community organizing brings together people with shared values and common self-interests to work at the grassroots level to build power and make change.

How We Are Organized

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils is structured on three levels:

1. Regional Network

IORC is a member of the Western Organization of Resource Councils.  WORC is a regional network of grassroots community organizations that include 22,750 members and 38 local chapters across 7 western states. WORC helps member groups succeed by providing training and coordinating issue work. Based in Billings, Montana, WORC also has an office in Washington, D.C.

2. Statewide Organization

The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils is a democratically controlled, member-based organization. Based in Boise, Idaho, IORC is a 501(c(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. It is led by a board of directors who provide oversight to the two staff.

3. Local Chapters

IORC currently has one local chapter: the Visión 2C Resource Council (V2C).

How To Get Involved

Are you interested in learning more? Do you want to become a member? Contact one of our organizers by email, Irene Ruiz, Samantha Guerrero, or by phone at 208.991.4451.

Yes! I want to support grassroots organizing to create lasting change in Idaho.