An Opportunity for Civic Conversation
As community leaders in the Pikes Peak region, we know it’s important to support the civic health of our community through conversation and debate. The Forum for Civic Advancement brings in speakers, elected officials and candidates, and community leaders from across our region and state to provide insights on public policy issues and help advance our civic conversation. Since 2002, this has taken shape through lectures and panels, as well as debates among candidates for elected office.
We’re busy planning our next event for November about the fentanyl crisis. Check back for details!
Featured Past Events
2023 Colorado Springs Mayoral Runoff Debate
El Pomar partnered with KOAA, The Gazette, and Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC to host a debate between mayoral candidates Yemi Mobolade and Wayne Williams.
2022 Colorado Gubernatorial Debate
El Pomar partnered with KOAA and The Gazette to host a debate between gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Heidi Ganahl, an opportunity for lively civic discourse ahead of an important statewide election.
An informational event featured State Demographer Elizabeth Garner and municipal leaders from Colorado Springs to engage in a conversation around changes to the population and demographics of Colorado Springs.