Dig out your decorations and show your holiday spirit! Keep Englewood Beautiful announces its Annual Holiday Decorating Event. Englewood residents and businesses are invited to display holiday lights from December 1 to January 7.
Decorating displays will be judged on December 10 between 6pm and 10pm. Awards on artistic effect, craftsmanship, and originality, will be announced at the Englewood City Council meeting on January 6, 2019.
All entries must be returned to Keep Englewood Beautiful by Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm.
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Centennial has been recognized as the safest city in Colorado and number 43 in the nation by 24/7 Wall Street. No other Colorado cities made the list. The 50 safest U.S. cities were identified by violent crime rates in cities with at least 100,000 people from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. The total number and the rates of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, which are included in the violent crime rate, as well as burglaries, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, which are classified as property crime, also came from the FBI’s report.
According to 24/7 Wall Street, there were only 181 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in Centennial. Non-violent crimes like motor vehicle theft and burglary are also not especially common in the city. There were 1,754 property crimes for every 100,000 people in 2018, well below the national property crime rate of 2,200 per 100,000.
“Being a safe community has remained a priority for City Council since Centennial’s incorporation in 2001. We are very appreciative of the continued partnership the City has with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office,” says Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. “On behalf of the City, I would like to thank the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office that risk their lives and do what they do every day to keep use safe.”
Over half of all households in Centennial have an income of over $100,000 a year, well above the median household income of $57,652 nationwide. 24/7 Wall Street reveals that wealthier cities tend to be relatively safe and Centennial is one of the wealthiest in the country.
View the 24/7 Wall Street article.
Dear Family, Friends, and Community Partners,
We are pleased to announce that Matt VanAuken has been selected as CEO & Executive Director for Developmental Pathways, Continuum of Colorado, and Nonprofit Management Services of Colorado.
Matt formerly held the title as Chief Operations Officer, and when CEO Melanie Worley announced her retirement in July of 2019, Matt stepped in as Interim CEO.
Matt joined Developmental Pathways family of companies in 2011; his leadership and intuition was critical during a time of vast transformation for the organizations. Since that time, Matt has continued to lead with enthusiasm and deep investment in the mission to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities/delays. Some of his most notable accomplishments include implementing formal strategic planning, improving financial literacy across leadership groups, furthering greater organizational transparency, and developing internal professional development paths. Matt’s internal initiatives deepened employee engagement and retention and introduced Developmental Pathways as an employer of choice in Metro-Denver. His innovation and willingness to take risks have greatly benefitted the organization, its employees, and the people/families the organization supports.
You can read more about Matt’s experience and accomplishments by visiting our website.
We are confident that Matt is the leader the organization needs at this time. Please join me in congratulating our new CEO Matt VanAuken.
President, Board of Directors, NMSC/CoC
President, Board of Directors, Developmental Pathways
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We need you to engage by submitting a comment on the online comment process which is currently scheduled for October 8-October 28.
Hospital professionals, other healthcare providers and the patients in our care have so much at stake in this debate. There will be a public comment period of just 2-3 weeks for your voices to be heard.
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At its October 15 meeting, the Littleton City Council unanimously approved the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan. The two plans result from a community-driven process that began in March, 2018. The emphasis was to go into the community and listen through small group sessions and interviews. The engagement included 261events to build awareness and encourage idea sharing. Envision Littleton sought to renew and create partnerships that build lasting relationships to not only plan for the next 20 years, but implement plans that deliver on the unifying vision adopted in December 2018.
Reflecting on the city council’s commitment to take on a project of this magnitude, Mayor Debbie Brinkman said, “Thank you to this council. This took a lot of heavy lifting, long hours, debates; and a lot of conversations, discussions, disagreements and agreements. But we all share a passion for this community. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t. This is a labor of love from us to the community.”
Envision Littleton included more than 8,300 in-person conversations and over 70,000 electronic communications. Both draft plans were available for public review and comment. The Joint Leadership of city council and the planning commission reviewed public comment at a study session October 8, and the planning commission recommended adoption on October 14.
City Manager Mark Relph commended everyone who participated. “I couldn’t be more proud. I’ve been involved in efforts like this in the past and I thought I’d seen pretty significant public process and engagement. This just blows it away. I am truly proud of what we’ve accomplished.”
Council also unanimously approved the 2020 budget. The Leadership Team began working on it in early summer. The staff and city council held an all-day budget workshop on September 7 with a follow-up study session on September 24.
The council considered 18 policy questions including funding a major update of the city code, an Economic Strategic Plan, and continuation of Envision Littleton efforts. Other projects include: the addition of four new employees (Crime Lab Technician and three Utility Operators), increased employee compensation to keep up with the competitive Colorado labor market, increased cyber security, disaster recovery, and risk management; and expansion of the police co-responder program to help people who need mental health and substance abuse services.
More than $1.4 million was approved for extensive park investments with almost $500,000 reimbursed from Open Space grants: the Writer’s Vista Park restroom and shelter replacement, Hamlet Park playground, shelter, basketball court and trail replacement; and restroom remodel at the Carson Nature Center. Design work was funded for the Berry and Ida Park playgrounds, the Southbridge Park ball field, playground and shelter replacement; and trail signage.
The fiscally constrained 5-Year Capital Projects Fund shows little funding for large transportation investments, fleet and information technology replacement, and investment in public buildings. Deferred maintenance will lead to much higher replacement costs. City council is looking to identify opportunities for additional dedicated revenue sources for future infrastructure needs.
The city began using the Priority Based Budgeting tool in 2018 and progress has been swift. Each department reviewed three of its programs to identify service levels and explore opportunities for cost recovery, partnerships, insourcing, outsourcing and efficiencies. The goal is to allocate existing resources to more closely align with city council priorities. In 2020, all programs will be rescored to determine their alignment with the Vision and the Comprehensive Plan.
The budget is available on the city’s website at www.littletongov.org/budget.
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October 11, 2019
Englewood, Colo., Oct. 10, 2019 – 24/7 Networks
October 10th, 2019 was a day of celebration, laughs, and excitement for a company that started in 2003! Started as a one-man operation ran by Liam Keegan, is now 31 strong and growing. 24/7 Networks, located in Englewood, Colorado, celebrated their Grand Re-Opening, shining a light on their recent achievements and their new opportunities. The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce was there with scissors in hand along with a shiny blue ribbon just waiting to be cut. Bob Golden, the CEO of the SMDC, came in with open arms as 24/7 Networks staff celebrated this milestone.
Kathleen Conti, Arapahoe County Commissioner was in attendance, and spent some time speaking to 24/7 Networks about the security risks currently affecting the country and how companies, such as 24/7 Networks, are here to combat these risks. A full house of staff, clients, new faces, and elected officials made the night spectacular. You may be wondering, why is this such news?
December of 2018, 24/7 Networks had 18 employees, was working out of an office that should only fit 10, and was on the verge of beginning a journey of growth that was going to be unexpected yet highly anticipated. Very rapidly, changes started to occur, and the transformation began. A move to a bigger and better office, new furniture for staff, expanded telecommunication presence, and 31 employees is only the tip of the iceberg of change that this company has gone through in the past 10 months. Jairo Ramirez, CEO for 24/7 Networks spoke of the growth and the future of the company. “With so much growth, we are now needing to slow down just to go fast again” Ramirez said while explaining the fourth quarter for 24/7 Networks.
This once small company is now making a footprint within the Denver market. With clients both local and international, 24/7 Networks has a very bright future. Chief Marketing Officer, Crystal Johnston stated, “our goal is not to increase dollars, our goal is to increase customer impact and push ourselves further in helping businesses succeed.” This day marks the beginning of a new and bright future for 24/7 Networks.
Founded in 2003, 24/7 Networks, Inc. serves Denver its Metro and surrounding areas. 24/7 Networks offers a variety of information technology services including managed services, data centers, enterprise networks, hosted voice, collaboration, cloud, and security. The organization focuses efforts on client success and easy flow project management, from inception to completion. For more information, please call 303-991-2224 or visit 247Networks.com
Community Banks of Colorado Sponsors the 2019 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Community Banks of Colorado is a proud Flagship Sponsor of the 2019 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Greenwood Village happening October 27, 2019. Celebrating more than 25 years of saving lives nationwide, American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks unite communities to honor those touched by the disease and raise awareness and funds for a world without breast cancer. We are proud to support this event and to help raise money for our local American Cancer Society. #cobnksmakingstrides
Make a donation or sign up to walk today at: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/cobnks , or visit Making Strides' Facebook page to learn more.