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Counties: Boulder, Larimer, Weld
Cities: Ft. Collins, Greeley, Loveland
Total Regional Population: 552,455 (2010)
Industries: Industrial and commercial worksites, undeveloped land parcels, retail trade, accommodations, food services, health care
Council Focus Areas: educational childcare, high school graduation rates
Counties: Cheyenne, Kit, Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma
Cities: Burlington, Fort Morgan, Limon, Sterling
Total Regional Population: 111,205 (2010)
Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, manufacturing, retail trade, construction, transportation, energy (including oil, natural gas, and wind)
Council Focus Areas: Health care, economic development
Counties: Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt
Cities: Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs
Total Regional Population: 263,319 (2010)
Industries: Energy development (including oil and natural gas), retail trade, construction, recreation and tourism, agriculture, ranching, education, accommodations, health care
Council Focus Areas: Youth and Economic Development
Counties: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
Cities: Cortez, Durango, Pagosa Springs
Total Regional Population: 91,716 (2010)
Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, recreation and tourism, retail services, timber, construction, and energy development (including oil and natural gas)
Council Focus Areas: Education and Civic Engagement
Counties: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo
Cities:La Junta, Lamar, Pueblo, Trinidad, Walsenburg
Total Regional Population: 230,171 (2010)
Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, energy development (including oil and natural gas), retail trade, construction
Council Focus Areas: Youth Education
Counties: Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel
Cities: Crested Butte, Gunnison, Montrose, Telluride
Total Regional Population: 100,190 (2010)
Industries: Recreation and tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, mining
Council Focus Areas: Early Childhood Education and Mentoring
Counties: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
Cities: Alamosa, Del Norte, Monte Vista
Total Regional Population: 46,027 (2010)
Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, recreation and tourism, retail services, wholesale trade
Council Focus Areas: economic development, healthcare, education
Counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, Summit
Cities: Aspen, Breckenridge, Leadville, Vail
Total Regional Population: 100,925 (2007)
Industries: Recreation and tourism, retail services supporting the ski resorts, real estate development, construction
Council Focus Areas: Early Childhood Education
Counties: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Park
Cities: Buena Vista, Cañon City, Fairplay, Salida, Westcliffe
Total Regional Population: 85,199 (2007)
Industries: Recreation and tourism, retail trade, construction, government (including nine state prisons and a four-facility federal prison)
Council Focus Areas: Youth Health and Wellness
Counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson
Total Regional Population: 2,512,747 (2010)
Counties: El Paso, Teller
Total Regional Population: 645,613 (2010)
The Big Picture: What are the needs and how can communities address those needs? El Pomar trustees have long examined these simple but important questions when making grants. With an eye toward increasing impact and establishing deep-rooted connections throughout the entire state, the Foundation recently created a network designed to assist in this process. The Regional Partnerships are comprised of community leaders who form Regional Councils across the state to advise El Pomar's trustees and recommend grants.
The Details: Our Regional Council members come from all walks of life and represent the business, nonprofit, and public sectors. They provide firsthand information about the needs in their own communities. Each Council member comes to El Pomar with an established record of community engagement and involvement. There are 11 Regional Councils throughout the state. One El Pomar trustee sits on each Council. Since the program's inception, El Pomar Foundation has distributed more than $9.6 million on behalf of its Regional Councils.
What's new: Council members include college presidents, elected officials, newspaper publishers, nonprofit executives, and more. These leaders provide first hand information about the needs in their own communities-- the kind of insight that can only come from living, working, and being involved at the local level. The Regional Councils provide direct grant recommendations to the Trustees with potential for a combined annual impact of more than $2 million.
|Meet the Council Members|
|Hear from Council Members|
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