C.A.R.E.’s Future Direction, Call For Nominations

In two weeks we’ll be deciding the future of C.A.R.E. In years past, C.A.R.E. has done so much for our community since its inception in 1987, when it was formed to “…preserve and enhance the community and environment, to promote awareness, and provide a forum for community deliberation…” for the citizens who live in the I-70 corridor of the Foothills west of Denver.

One of C.A.R.E.’s earliest, longest, and most famous cases was opposition to the towers on Mt Morrison, and towers on Lookout Mountain. C.A.R.E. supported the group that was opposing the large gravel mining operation near Clear Creek Canyon, the Goltra Quarry case, and C.A.R.E. delegates worked for five years on the Jefferson County Central Mountain Community Plan, the technical document used by the County Commissioners as a guide for future development in Mt Vernon Canyon.

C.A.R.E. has been and continues to be involved in fostering of area homeowners’ associations, preservation of nearby Open Space and parklands, antenna farm concerns, wildfire prevention, weed and insect pest control, zoning concerns, Colorado Heritage Area designation and water resources. Also, we have sponsored political candidates’ forums, tours of historic places, landscape architecture tours, and other activities of interest to area residents.

Care’s lifeblood is rejuvenated year by year by the willingness of new volunteers to join in to address common causes. We continue to need and encourage participation and involvement in dozens of causes and activities important to our residents. At this meeting we’ll elect a new Board, whose charge it will be to move C.A.R.E. into the future.

With this email we’re opening up nominations for the Executive Board of C.A.R.E. We have two positions which need to be filled, President and Secretary. You can nominate yourself or you can nominate someone you believe would be an asset to the C.A.R.E. community. Just reply to respond to this message or contact me directly at mapoolet@ix.netcom.com. With your help and cooperation, we’ll have a good slate of candidates to choose from.

It is our duty to ensure that C.A.R.E. remains a force for good, that it exists for the purpose of ensuring that our neighborhoods remain the special spaces they have always been. Please consider a year of service on the C.A.R.E. Executive Board.

Thanks, looking forward to seeing you at the C.A.R.E. meeting on the 16th of June, 7PM, at the Mount Vernon Country Club.

Warm regards,
Michelle Poolet, Board Chair
Doug Ford, Board Vice-Chair
Ken Custer, Board Secretary
Dick Bartlett, Board Treasurer
Canyon Area Residents for the Environment (C.A.R.E.)
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Thank you for C.A.R.E.ing about our community and the environment!