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Nine Douglas County Residents Needed to Volunteer

Are you a resident of Douglas County with the desire to be a community voice as the County explores the public health services needs of its residents and business community? If so, please consider applying to serve on the Public Health Advisory Committee to provide citizen and business input to the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners. Members of this nine-person board will be appointed by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners and applications must be received by July 27, 2021.

Selected Committee members must commit to attending monthly meetings August, 2021 through January, 2022 and additional meetings may be required. The Committee may be extended further into 2022 by the Commissioners.

In addition to the county residency requirement, ideal candidates to join this committee will have related knowledge or expertise in areas such as public health, environmental health, emergency management, medicine/nursing, health promotion/health education, mental health/social work, education, community advocacy/engagement, media relations, business or local government.

For additional information or to apply, see the Douglas County Commission website or call 303-660-7401.

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Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meetings

Keep up with the Colorado Independent Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions online.

☆ PUBLIC HEARING ROAD SHOW ☆

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold joint public hearings:
✓ at the Community Center in Steamboat Springs, CO (CD 3 Routt County) on Friday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at Colorado Northwestern Community College in the Library in Craig, CO (CD 3 Moffat) on Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.
✓ at Green Valley Ranch Recreation Center in Community Rooms A and B in Denver, CO (CD 1 Denver) on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at the Community College of Aurora (CD 6 Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties) in the Rotunda on Wednesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at the Ute Indian Museum in the Chipeta Room in Montrose, CO (CD 3 Montrose County) on Friday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m.
✓ at Colorado Mesa University in the Meyer Ballroom in Grand Junction, CO (CD 3 Mesa County) on Friday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at the Third Street Center in the Community Room in Carbondale, CO (CD 3 Garfield County) on Saturday, July 31 at 11:00 a.m.
✓ at the Community and Senior Center in Room 0083 Nancy's Place in Frisco, CO (CD 2 Summit County) on Saturday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at Koelbel Library in Meeting Rooms A and B in Centennial, CO (CD 6 Arapahoe County) on Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at Golden High School in the Auditorium in Golden, CO (CD 7 Jefferson County) on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at Trinidad State Junior College in the Sullivan Center Pioneer Room in Trinidad, CO (CD 4 Las Animas County) on Friday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m.
✓ at Trinidad State College - Valley Campus in Alamosa, CO (CD 3 Alamosa County) on Friday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at Durango Public Library in Program Rooms 1 and 2 in Durango, CO (CD 3 La Plata County) on Saturday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m.
✓ at Izaak Walton Clubhouse in Longmont, CO (CD 4 Boulder and Weld Counties) on Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m.
✓ at Ranch View Middle School in the Cafeteria in Highlands Ranch, CO (CD 6 Douglas County) on Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.


Watch or listen live online on the Colorado Redistricting Commissions website.

The Colorado Independent Congressional Redistricting Committee released their first draft of the new 8th Congressional District June 23. View it here: Colorado Redistricting Commissions website.

The Colorado Independent Legislative Redistricting Committee released their first draft of new Legislative Districts June 29. View it here: Colorado Redistricting Commissions website.

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions Announce Statewide Roadshow of Public Hearings:

The Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold public hearings on the preliminary maps for the state's eight congressional districts, as well as the 65 state house and 35 senate districts. These hearings will provide Colorado residents the opportunity to testify about their communities and communicate directly with the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Both commissions will convene jointly at each location to take testimony both in-person and remotely.

Schedule of all planned public hearings:

Congressional District 1: Congressional District 2: Congressional District 3: Congressional District 4:
Jul 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Denver Jul 17, 2021 at noon Fort Collins Jul 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Steamboat Springs Jul 9, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. 
Lamar
Jul 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Englewood Jul 31, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Frisco Jul 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Craig Jul 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m Burlington
at 7:00 p.m. Sterling
Jul 27, 2021 Denver Aug 11, 2021 Boulder Jul 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Montrose
and at 7:00 p.m. Grand Junction
Aug 6, 2021 Trinidad
Jul 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Carbondale Aug 10, 2021 Longmont
Aug 6, 2021 Alamosa Aug 14, 2021 at noon Greeley
Aug 7, 2021 Ignacio
Aug 20, 2021 Pueblo
Congressional District 5: Congressional District 6: Congressional District 7:
Aug 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Woodland Park Jul 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Aurora Jul 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Arvada
Aug 21, 2021 Canon City and at 7:00 p.m. Buena Vista Aug 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Centennial Jul 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Lakewood
Aug 28, 2021 Colorado Springs Aug 18, 2021 Highlands Ranch Aug 4, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Golden
Aug 25, 2021 Brighton Aug 24, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Commerce City

Start times and venues will be announced at a later date.

To learn more about how to make a public comment in-person at the hearings or while attending virtually, see the Colorado Redistricting Commissions website.

"In 2018, with the passage of Amendments Y and Z, Coloradans resoundingly said they wanted lines drawn in a different, independent way. This roadshow of public hearings is an important piece of this work and is an opportunity for Coloradans to have their voices heard," said Commissioner JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin. "Residents are the experts of their own communities and, as these plans come together, we need public input and involvement to ensure that the maps best represent the Colorado of today."



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LWVCO Climate Emergency Task Force
        Steering Committee Meeting

LWVCO Climate Emergency Task Force Steering Committee members will meet on Tuesday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. This will be an online meeting using Zoom. Details.



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LWVCO Climate Emergency Task Force
       Committee of the Whole Meeting

LWVCO Climate Emergency Task Force Committee of the Whole members will meet on Friday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. This will be an online meeting using Zoom. More.



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LWVCO Climate Emergency Water Committee Meeting

LWVCO Climate Emergency Water Committee members will meet on Tuesday, August 3 at 2:00 p.m. This will be an online meeting using Zoom. More.