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Learn CPR at the local nature center

 

Last updated 1/11/2022 at 2:56pm

Good day, I hope all are enjoying a nice week so far. I continue to be optimistic that we'll get more moisture here and over the mountains over the next several weeks, as it is still greatly needed for our community. In addition to our normal commissioner meetings and duties last week, I was pleased to be able to participate in the ribbon cutting and reopening of Carmel Community School, which has been completely rebuilt over the past year and a half in HSD2. It was the school I taught 7th and 8th grade science at prior to my involvement in politics and getting elected commissioner. The then middle school will now include K-8 instruction, hence the rebranded community school name. Best of luck to them and to all our students throughout El Paso County this Spring Semester.

Also, I'd like to highlight the availability of First Aid, CPR, AED Classes on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 6-7:45 p.m., at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. This American Red Cross Certification course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. The blended learning course includes an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. Participants must be 16 years or older: Cost is $80, and prepaid registration required. Call 719-520-6745 to register or for more information.

Finally, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Innovation and Technology Committee (ITC). Applications for the open positions are due by January 25. The Innovation and Technology Committee is currently seeking one member representing the Field of Academia with interest in the mission and goals of the ITC.

The mission of the Innovation & Technology Committee (ITC) is to focus on the future of county government, to offer guidance on how new and future technology may impact services of El Paso County in an efficient, cost-effective, and responsible manner, to identify current trends and innovations occurring in counties nationwide, and to use a data-driven approach to research and assess the viability of implementing new innovations and ideas in the County. Board meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 virtually due to COVID precautions.

The volunteer application is located at http://www.elpasoco.com and can be accessed at: https://bocc.elpasoco.com/volunteer.

Enjoy a great week, everyone and enjoy the coming MLK holiday.

 

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