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Area Agency on Aging creates new partnerships

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.

Bike to Work Day registration open for company coordinators, station organizers

Registration is open at for those wishing to lead a Bike to Work Day 2019 company effort or organize a station for riders. The June 26 event is expected to draw thousands of cyclists throughout the region, many of whom may be trying out a two-wheeled commute for the first time.

2019 Policy Statement on Federal Legislative Issues

DRCOG has issued its policy statement on federal legislative issues for 2019. 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, and proposals that affect DRCOG as an agency or that would affect one or more of its programs. Read the statement here.

Public comment sought on proposed amendments and updates to the Metro Vision Plan, and to the Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan and associated air quality conformity documents

DRCOG is seeking public comment on three important documents:
  • proposed amendments to the Metro Vision Plan
  • proposed amendments to the 2040 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan (MVRTP)
  • associated air quality conformity determinations
We want to hear from you! Please check out the draft documents here and let us know what you think.

DRCOG board elects 2019-2020 officers

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) has elected its officers to serve a one-year term effective immediately. Elected Feb. 20 to lead the board of directors are:

  • Bob Fifer, City of Arvada, chair
  • John Diak, Town of Parker, vice chair
  • Ashley Stolzmann, City of Louisville, secretary
  • Kevin Flynn, City and County of Denver, treasurer

Herb Atchison, City of Westminster, will serve as immediate past chair.

Public hearing on Area Plan on Aging

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Advisory Committee on Aging will hold a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 1001 17th Street, Denver. The hearing is an opportunity to comment on the 2020-2023 Area Plan on Aging. 
Several opportunities exist to provide comment on this document, which is available to read here