Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce

Conversations on ‘Building Resilience into our Communities’

  • August 06, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Rogers Hall, High Street

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.

BoCoStronglogoDozens 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.

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!

For more information, contact Katie Arrington, Flood Recovery Specialist, at 303-441-1609.

Here is a blurb on the Resilience Conversations being supported by BoCoLTFRG.

We would love to partner with the Chamber and the EDC in sponsoring one of hte conversations with Lyons businesses. It would be two hours and the format and facilitation is all taken care of as it will be following a standard format for all the moetings so that we can aggregate information across the county.  We are hoping for 7-9pm on Wed August 30 if you want to see if the Chamber Board is flexible on their meeting. Tuesday the 29th would also be a possibility.
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