Building and Thriving

As the year draws to a close, we just wanted to say a very warm thank you for your presence at and in support of BoCo Strong events over the past year. It is a true pleasure having your participation in our resilience work and an honor to have your contributions of time, energy, and brainpower. As we start the race to the finish line of 2016, we thought we’d hit pause and update you on some important happenings in Boulder County’s resilience world.

Resiliency for All

Through a grant from the State of Colorado’s CDBG-DR funding, the City of Longmont is rolling out an expansion of BoCo Strong’s work called Resiliency for All. This project will focus on the experience of disaster recovery for the Spanish speaking population in Boulder County and over the next year will work towards developing specific recommendations for how the cities of Boulder County can adapt their policies to make resources more equitable and accessible for those who do not use English as a first language. We will be offering more information on this as the new year progresses.

Resilient Together

BoCo Strong, in partnership with Resilient Boulder, will be rolling out a new community engagement platform called Resilient Together. This will be an interactive site for feedback, community input, project information and partnership building. There will be a launch announcement soon with all the particulars, so stay tuned for more details.

And now we’re thrilled to share some important updates from around our Resilience Network:

The Colorado State Recovery and Resiliency Office has just published a new resource library, meant to be a one stop shop for all things resilience. Visit their website to find an interactive online platform for resilience knowledge and technical resources.

The Community Foundation serving Boulder County has just published their first online version of the TRENDS report. This report is an invaluable glimpse into how the demographics of Boulder County impact our daily lives and future. Visit their website to find out more.

Foothills United Way has just released their final list of awardees for their brand new Community Resilience Grants. Visit their website to find out more and stay tuned for more stories, news, and updates about these projects as they develop over the next year.


Have some news you’d like to share? Comments to make? Email Tiernan to share.