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June 2024: Pay Attention in the Year of Election

June 2024: Pay Attention in the Year of Election

A last-minute amendment to an otherwise consensus bill is causing quite a kerfuffle at the Capital. At the time of this writing Governor Polis is weighing a veto a that advocacy groups are saying If voters adopt statewide ranked voting, Colorado may prevent it from taking effect reports the Colorado Sun.

Past Newsletters

Growing Your Own Workforce

Growing Your Own Workforce Part 1 – Empowering the Community: Colorado Mountain College Nurtures Local Talent for a Strong Workforce

Growing Your Own Workforce Part 1 – Empowering the Community: Colorado Mountain College Nurtures Local Talent for a Strong Workforce

Colorado Mountain College (CMC), a leading educational institution serving the entire NWCCOG region, with three full-service residential campuses and eight community campuses, stands as an exemplary model for listening to workforce needs, adapting curriculum to place their students in a position for those opportunities.

Workforce Housing Series

#7 Where State Agencies Can Delay Housing Projects

#7 Where State Agencies Can Delay Housing Projects

Gunnison County Assistant Manager John Cattles and Town of Crested Butte Engineer Shea Earley, through interviews for this project, each brought up one thing the two entities agree on—the challenges of working with certain state agencies whose approvals are crucial to the timing of other stages of the development process.

COVID Lessons Learned

Covid Lessons – #5

Covid Lessons – #5

Hosting a major event is like planning for a disaster. There is a saying among emergency managers that during an incident is no time for introductions, meaning you should know people you will need to know in a crisis well before a disaster is declared. Build your relationships before an incident. The accumulation of deliberate connections, finding common ground and mutual interest, “breaking bread” or whatever you choose to call it can look like a waste of time to some. It is not.