Winter Bike to Work Day is Friday, Feb. 8, hosted by DRCOG's Way to Go program. If you're new to winter bike commuting or just need a little encouragement to keep it up when the mercury drops, this is the day to make it happen.
Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2019 session of the DRCOG Citizens' Academy, which seeks to involve people from around the region in a deeper dive into civic life. The academy concentrates largely on the issues of transportation, land use and regional demographics (including the growing aging population). Interested persons are encouraged to read more and apply between now and March 8.
DRCOG has issued its policy statement on state legislative issues for the 2019 session. DRCOG's legislative activity is generally focused on the proposals of special significance to the Denver region, or which would have a unique effect upon local governments in the region, proposals that affect DRCOG as an agency or that would affect one or more of its programs, and legislation to implement DRCOG special task force recommendations. Read the statement here.
At its Jan. 16 meeting, DRCOG's Board of Directors unanimously adopted the region's first active transportation plan. The plan was developed with in partnership with organizations and local governments from across the metro area in an effort to create a unified vision for what makes biking and walking comfortable and safe. It also aims to make better connections between bike and pedestrian trails and other facilities. Read more about it here.
DRCOG is seeking public comment on the draft of its public engagement plan. Please check out thedraft plan and let us know what you think! Comments are being accepted through through March 20, when a public hearing will be held prior to the reguarly scheduled Board of Directors meeting. Comments will be accepted through an online form, by email, U.S. mail, and in person the night of the hearing.
The Subregional Share Call for Projects opens Jan. 2 and closes Feb. 27. All eligible applicants who anticipate submitting a subregional application should contact their individual subregional forum based on where the project is located. Applications are submitted, reviewed, and scored by each of the individual subregional forums. After each subregional forum has identified projects to be funded within its funding target, projects will be submitted to DRCOG for consideration by committees of the Board prior to final approval by the Board of Directors.
The holidays are a time when families gather, and as a result, often a time when people realize that aging friends and relatives may be struggling with daily activities. If you visited an older loved one during the holiday season and have questions about services that may be available to assist them, we can help. Contact DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging for information on caregiving, transportation, home health and more in the eight-county region we serve.
Denver Regional Council of Governments named Jenny Dock to lead the organization’s administration and finance team, bringing more than 20 years of financial and business operations experience to serve DRCOG.
“We’re fortunate to have Jenny’s expertise and background, ensuring DRCOG’s fiscal integrity and making sure our business operations run efficiently,” said Douglas W. Rex, DRCOG executive director.
What's the state of traffic in the metro area? DRCOG has released its 2017 Annual Report on Traffic Congestion in the Denver Region. Find out what how travel in the region has changed over the past year and how it stacks up against national trends here.
DRCOG's Area Agency on Aging was recently recognized by two local organizations for outstanding achievements. On Monday, Dec. 4, the Colorado Business Roundtable presented DRCOG with one of its Champions in Industry awards for taking "an innovative lead in addressing the growing trend of older adults who do not have access to basic living needs." The award recognizes the effort undertaken by DRCOG as a result of the grant awarded in 2017 by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare to help bridge the gap between medical services and community-based services.