Curious about health trends in the region? Check out DRCOG's own Jayla Warren-Sanchez on the weekly radio show she co-hosts with Murphy Huston where they interview the region's foremost experts on health. Check out recent segments and subscribe here.
Did you know that DRCOG provides Medicare assistance? Learn more about Medicare and how to enroll by talking to a certified State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselor. Call us at 303-480-6835 and get free, unbiased personal assistance for yourself or a friend or family member. But do it soon- open enrollment for Medicare ends Dec. 7, 2019.
It's your last chance to participate in Go-Tober, a month-long challenge that encourages commuters to get out of single-occupant cars and embrace alternate ways of getting around, like cycling, taking transit, carpooling and more. The event ends tomorrow, but participants who've tracked at least eight trips in the month are eligible for our grand prize, a staycation in Denver! Want to learn more? Visit the Way to Go site.
Struggling to manage your commute with getting your child to school on time? Thousands of families in the Denver region are turning to Schoolpool, a secure system that connects families in your neighborhood to share in the responsibilities of getting kids to school and back through carpooling, walking, biking or riding either RTD or the school bus together. Get the support you need while building a sense of community in your neighborhood.
The nation's second-largest Bike to Work Day event takes place throughout the metro area on June 26 this year. Bike to Work Day is organized by DRCOG's Way to Go team and a large group of planning partners, and happens each year the fourth Wednesday in June. More than 30,000 riders are expected to commute using two wheels that day, and hundreds of breakfast stations, water stations and after-work bike parties are planned throughout the region. Find more details here.
DRCOG is now accepting letters of intent for the Community Mobility Planning and Implementation set-aside of the 2020–2023 Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The CMPI set-aside provides funding to support small area planning and small infrastructure projects that contribute to the implementation of key outcomes within Metro Vision and the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan. Letters of intent can be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org, but must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. June 14.
DRCOG honored eleven individuals with Distinguished Service Awards, presented during its annual awards celebration May 3 at
the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
“As the Denver region continues to grow at a rapid pace, we look to leaders who embody a collaborative
approach to addressing challenges and seizing opportunities,” said Douglas Rex, DRCOG’s executive
director. “Distinguished Service Award recipients exemplify this commitment.”
DRCOG presented its highest honor, the John V. Christensen Memorial Award, to Cathy Noon for her leadership of and advocacy for the City of Centennial, and for her outstanding track record of regional collaboration. The award was presented during DRCOG’s annual awards celebration May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.
DRCOG has published its annual report for 2018, the first such report to be issued in five years. During the past year DRCOG welcomed new senior staff, moved to a new location, and embarked on a number of new partnerships to spearhead regional initiatives. Read all about it here.
DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging has been working with local partners recently to extend the reach of services into the community. Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains recently had two staff members become certified to provide State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) services, and can now provide a different location for clients to receive face-to-face appointments at its office. Learn more about SHIP and what it does here.