Please join us for an engaging conversation about our community’s greatest needs and challenges. Chris Barge, VP of Strategic Initiatives at the Community Foundation Boulder County, will present findings from the latest edition of TRENDS, the foundation’s flagship resource, which he edits. He’ll then facilitate a conversation about our top concerns and action items.
Since 1996, TRENDS has informed and engaged our community on the issues most important to Boulder County. Each of the issue-themed sections profiles people who possess the hard-earned wisdom you can only get from living through tough times. The Community Foundation sought out their stories after carefully analyzing more than 150 indicators of our community’s social, economic and environmental health – all of which you can explore online as well. Their stories breathe life into the data, and help us arrive at the recommendations provided in each section about how you can help.
Chris Barge helps The Community Foundation enhance its impact on Boulder County's greatest needs through community based initiatives. His current projects include spinning off a Latino parent engagement program into an independent nonprofit as well as directing our biennial Trends Report on the social and economic health of Boulder County. He joined the foundation in 2008 after a 10-year career in newspapers, including with the Rocky Mountain News and the Boulder Daily Camera. His lives in Boulder with his wife Erin, their daughter Ellery and son Milo.