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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SHIRLEY JOHNSON – PRESIDENTKIRK HILBELINK – VICE PRESIDENTPAT BOUCHARD – TREASURERCHRISTY SEABOURNE – SECRETARY
Occupation: Retired Human Resource Professional

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / Past & Present Affiliations with Conifer Area Schools, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, CN&N, Conifer Chamber, Beaver Ranch BOD, MRC / Jeffco Planning Commission representing Conifer area
Occupation: Environmental Consultant

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / CAC Trails Study-Action Team
Occupation: Retired Account Manager

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / CAC Trails Study-Action Team
Occupation: Realtor – RE/MAX Alliance

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / Salvation Army / Mountain Resource Center / Conifer Community Church
SARA AUPPERLE

Occupation: Project Manager for Kraemer North America

Community Affiliations: CAC Board
PETER BARKMANN

Occupation: Senior Hydrogeologist with Colorado Geological Survey

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / Trails Study-Action Team / Water Study-Action Team / Jeffco Trails Task Force – Conifer Area
ANGELA BASSANO

Occupation: Barber / Herbalist

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / Conifer Rotary / Conifer Chamber / Salvation Army / Peaceworks
CHRISTY CRAGIN

Occupation: Retired Realtor

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / CAC Trails Study-Action Team / Conifer Rotary / IMHS / Mountain Resource Center
PUNKY KIEFER

Occupation: Retired

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / CAC Trails Study-Action Team, Jeffco Trails Task Force – Conifer Area
SUZY NELSON

Occupation: Announcer

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / Community Events & Projects
KATIE ROTHMAN

Occupation: Real Estate Broker

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / CN&N / Running Ladies Group for Evergreen, Bailey & Pine
MARILYN SALTZMAN

Occupation: Retired Communications Consultant

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / President-Mountain Resource Center BOD
GAIL SPENCER

Occupation: City of Lakewood Police Department

Community Affiliations: CAC Board / Jeffco Planning Commission representing Conifer area

HISTORY OF CONIFER AREA COUNCIL

Conifer Area Council became the name of a group of concerned citizens in the Conifer area in September of 2002. However, this group of people has a much longer and important history. Our roots go back to working on the Conifer / 285 Corridor Area Community Plan Update. A grassroots effort began in 1997 to work on the Update of the original Plan that had been adopted in 1987. The Final Draft was completed in February, 2002 after 10,000 volunteer hours of work. The final, publishable version was approved by the Jefferson County Planning Commission on September 3, 2003. Many members of the group that spent those 10,000 hours of volunteer time then spearheaded the ongoing organization called Conifer Area Council.

VISION

“The Conifer area. . . our vibrant mountain home where natural beauty, wildlife and independent spirits join together as a community.

MISSION

To work as a broad based group to provide a forum to identify and address community issues.

STRATEGIES

EDUCATE / FACILITATE / COMMUNICATE / IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS ISSUES

CORE VALUES

INCLUSIVE / NONPARTISAN / HONEST / POSITIVE / CREATIVE / TRANSPARENT / ACCOUNTABLE

MISSION IMPLEMENTATION GOALS

Goal 1: Provide a nonpartisan forum to facilitate community participation, collaboration and action in identifying and addressing community issues and opportunities.

Goal 2: Provide open communication between Conifer Area Council, community members and with governmental and other organizations that effect our community’s future and advocate for county services paid for by tax dollars.

Goal 3: Provide the venue for periodic review and support of applicable Jefferson County Regulations and the Comprehensive Master Plan, including the Conifer / 285 Corridor Area Community Plan.

ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS

Goal 4: Provide structure of and communication with all Conifer Area Council Study/Action Teams, groups formed to study and act upon identified community issues.

Goal 5: Create and maintain a vibrant, sustainable organization with good governance and adequate staffing, volunteer and funding resources.

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The last Town Hall Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021