Clear Creek County received a 2018 Metro Vision Award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). The award was presented at DRCOG’s annual awards celebration on April 25.
When Clear Creek county’s clinic closed in 2011, the community was faced with an immediate public health challenge made even more critical by two things: a growing aging population and limited access to public transportation. Community leaders recognized the urgency of not only bringing a health care facility back to Clear Creek County, but also ensuring access to care by the growing population.
The Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Area Agency on Aging is one of the inaugural grant recipients of NextFifty Initiative, a nonprofit foundation focused on improving community services for older adults and their caregivers.
With the population of Americans age 65 and older expected to double to 98 million by 2060, NextFifty Initiative was formed to seek, vet and fund projects, ideas, technology and innovations that improve the lives of those who are aging.
Station organizers and company coordinators are invited to attend a Bike to Work Day Open House at the DRCOG office on Tuesday, April 10. Stop by any time between 7:30 and 10 a.m. We'll provide you with materials and hands-on expert assistance with registration and other questions so that you leave ready and excited for this year's event. RSVP so we know who to expect you here.
DRCOG welcomes Ron Papsdorf to lead the organization’s transportation planning and operations division. Papsdorf’s 25 years of planning and government relations experience will serve him well with DRCOG, having supervised, developed, and implemented innovative, multi-modal transportation plans, projects and policies.
“We’re fortunate to have Ron’s extensive experience and expertise, especially in these times where the transportation landscape is evolving at a rapid rate,” said Douglas W. Rex, DRCOG executive director.
DRCOG has issued its policy statement on federal legislative issues for 2018. 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.
DRCOG Board of Directors will hold public hearing to comment on Metro Vision and MVRTP
The public hearing is an opportunity to comment on proposed amendments and updates to the Metro Vision Plan, and to the 2040 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan and associated air quality conformity documents: DRCOG Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Particulate Matter (PM10) Conformity Determination, and the Denver Southern Subarea 8-hour Ozone Conformity Determination.
DRCOG has issued its policy statement on state legislative issues for the 2018 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.