BoCo Strong works to increase the web of connections among individuals, organizations and governments across Boulder County in ways that will foster inclusivity, increase disaster resilience, and build vibrant and prosperous communities. We define resilience as the capability to anticipate risk, limit impact, and bounce forward rapidly by adapting and learning in the face of disruptive shocks and stresses. Our programming seeks to support and facilitate the individual, organizational, and governmental relationships that strengthen our collective capacity in Boulder County, to maximize resources, and to prevent unnecessary duplication of efforts.
Gatherings and Happenings
BoCo Strong was created with the purpose of building a culture of resilience throughout Boulder County. It formed in the wake of the 2013 flood; beginning as a sub-committee of the long-term flood recovery group (LTFRG). After a natural disaster, the main focus is typically on restoring physical infrastructure and making it more resilient while social infrastructure is frequently ignored or forgotten. In recognition of the important role that relationships between family, friends, colleagues, and organizations play in recovery and resilience, BoCo Strong focuses on building social capital, increasing connections and fostering cooperation around already existing social networks.
The Latest Connections
Connect with us by email, Facebook, or Twitter. Subscribe to the newsletter, check out Community Resilience Grants from Foothills United Way or sign up for community preparedness classes. All of our events are free and open to the public and we encourage you to join the steering committee if you are interested! Just get in touch for more information.