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Working to make Summit County a Better Place to Live for Ourselves and Future Generations

 

 

Public Roundtable: February 10, 7-9 pm

Summit County Community and Senior Center, Frisco Commons

 

Join us for our 2011 Planning Event!

 Our Future Summit 2011 Meeting Topics Calendar

 Community partnerships are an underlying theme for this year’s series of monthly meetings. Each month we will focus on a group of challenges facing our Summit County Community and opportunities available to meet those challenges while building a stronger community. We plan to include a more diverse group of stakeholders, hearing what they have to say so that their visions can be better reflected in the work we do. We will be looking toward economically and ecologically sustainable actions which we can implement locally.  

February 10th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – Our Future Summit partner planning session. We are inviting Blue River Watershed Group, Summit Prevention Alliance, Summit County Housing Authority, and other perspective partners beginning planning this year’s activities.

March 9th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – “Finding Money to Do Good” We focus is on alternative funding sources for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Of particular interest is funding for community benefit projects. Steve Smith of Right Path Investments will assist in putting together a panel of experts.

April 14th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – “Living well to Survive” We partner with the Summit Prevention Alliance to explore the connection between wellness and personal, business, and community sustainability.

April 21st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge – “New energy in the old west” We partner with High Country Conservation, the Governor’s Energy Office, CMC, and others. The focus is on what works and what doesn’t.

April 27th, All Day, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – Our Future Summit partners with the Summit Independent Business Alliance (SIBA) to co-sponsor the third annual Sustainabiz event.

May 12th, 7pm – 9 pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco –“Searching for home sweet home” Focus is on affordable housing. We will partner with the Summit County Housing Authority and the Summit County Builders Association. Participants will include Summit County government and habitat for humanity.

The month of June is all about water. We are pleased to partner with the Blue River Watershed Group for a series of meetings.

June 9th, 7pm – 9 pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – “Trees, water and wildfire: why can’t they all just get along?” We plan to partner with the Blue River Watershed Group. Steve Swanson and Jim Shaw will organize. Other participants: Town of Silverthorne, Denver Water, the US Forest Service, Colorado State Forest Service. Brad Piehl will moderate.

June 16th, 7pm – 9 pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – Stream restoration projects will be our topic. We plan to partner with the Blue River Watershed Group. Steve Swanson and Jim Shaw will organize. Other participants: Town of Silverthorne, Denver Water, US Forest Service, and Climax Mine. We will also look at mining and recreation. Dan Gibbs is proposed as the moderator.

June 23th, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge – The focus will be on our water legacy. We will talk about water, economics, politics, law, people, and the changing west. Barney White and Justice Hobbs are proposed as two of the panels. CMC and the Summit Chamber of Commerce are proposed as co-sponsors. Scott Hummer will moderate.

July 14th, 7pm – 9 pm, Alpine Gardens in Silverthorne – Summer party! Our focus is food, fun, friends, families and singles. There are other people who think like you. Get to know them better. Summit Prevention Alliance and SIBA will co-sponsor.

August 11th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – “The real truth about cars, buses, trains, trucks, and bicycles” – A no holds barred look at the sustainability of transportation, locally, statewide, and nationally.

The month of September is about health and wellness. We are pleased to partner with Don Parsons, Summit Prevention alliance, and xxx, for a series of meetings dedicated to improved health and healthcare in Summit County.

September 8th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – Are we really healthier? We will be talking about health and altitude, health and attitude. Don Parsons will moderate. Partners to be determined.

September 15th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco –“Staying well, secure, and happy without going broke” Our focus will be assisted living, home healthcare, and geriatric medicine. Don Parsons will moderate. Partners to be determined.

September 23th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco –“User friendly doctors” The focus is access to good healthcare. Don Parsons will moderate. Partners to be determined.

October 13th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco –“Education, love it or leave it” This meeting is all about viewing education as a life time commitment and a community obligation. A lifetime commitment. A community obligation. Co-sponsors are the Summit School District, Colorado Mountain College, and Leadership Summit.

November 10th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – “Nourishing families and singles” Our focus is families in crisis, singles in crisis, the negative impact of stress, and the value of faith, good exercise and nutrition. Deborah Hage is proposed as moderator. Partners include Summit Prevention Alliance, faith-based churches and groups, the health care community, and Summit County government.

 

December 8th, 7pm – 9pm, Community & Senior Center, Frisco – “Year-end Celebration” Partners and public are invited. We will have fun and talk about what we did well, and what we can do better.

 

Our goal is to find the very best presenters for each meeting and task them with a high level of excellence in presentation. Once that's accomplished we start promoting. We will introduce a report out session at each meeting to let agencies, companies, and individuals report on their activities. Each meeting will have a well defined agenda and set of measurables. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Future Summit is a program of The Greenlands Reserve

 Howard Hallman, President