Conversations on ‘Building Resilience into our Communities’ scheduled throughout Boulder County

The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) is partnering with the City of Boulder, Boulder County, Lyons, Jamestown, Longmont, nonprofits, the education and business community and faith based groups to launch BoCo Strong – a series of community conversations to help Boulder County strengthen its resilience following last year's floods.

Dozens of informal, neighborhood-style meetings will take place throughout July and early August at multiple venues in an effort to capture important lessons learned from the 2013 Flood.

 Questions that may be addressed include:

  • What worked for you during the flood?
  • What didn’t work for you?
  • What preparations have you or your community made to prepare for other disasters such as wildfire or drought?
  • What makes households, neighborhoods and communities resilient?

Responding to a disaster helps to build resilience and exploring the answers to these questions will potentially aid our community in planning and taking action in preparation for future events. You can learn more about Boulder County resilience in a short video to be posted on the BoCo Strong website.

The meetings will begin on July 15. Residents of Upper Overland area including Sky Ranch, Bar K, High Lake, Mattoon Highlands are invited to attend the July 15, Resilience Conversation held at 400 Rock Lake Rd, Ward. from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Please note that the Jamestown to Lefthand area is planning one at a later date, TBA

To get details about where and when a community meeting is scheduled near you, please visit the BoCo Strong events calendar.

Community input will be used to develop Resilience Best Practices that will be available to all residents of the county. In addition, the findings will be presented to community leaders from all sectors (government, business, nonprofit, faith, education, etc.) identifying what we should work on to enhance our resilience.

We encourage all residents to join us for this important informal discussion in a neighborhood near you and share from your own experience. We hope to build strength so that our community can thrive in the long haul - no matter what hits!

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