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Several ways to volunteer in the county

 

Last updated 2/8/2022 at 1:41pm | View PDF

Good morning. I hope all are starting off the week well. This week I want to advertise several volunteer openings on important El Paso County committees, and hope some will be open to applying from our district. Also, this coming week will be the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual conference, so there will not be a Commissioner's Board meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 15, as a couple of our commissioners will be attending. I will remain working here locally at our offices but will try to participate in a couple of the conference meetings virtually.

First, the Board of El Paso County Commissioners is seeking citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Citizen Review Panel ("CRP"). Applications for the open position are due by Feb. 11. The CRP is currently seeking five (5) private citizens to serve as volunteer panel members. The CRP serves as an extension and continuation of the complaint process established through the County Department of Human Services Quality Assurance Program. It also provides a forum for the discussion of unresolved consumer concerns regarding the conduct of County Department of Human Services employees involved in Dependency and Neglect (Child Welfare) cases.

The CRP meets three times annually at 3:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of April, August, and December, and on an as-needed basis, at the Department of Human Services, Community Conference Room #3032, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado and due to COVID-19, our meetings are being held virtually, via Web-Ex. The volunteer application is located at http://www.elpasoco.com and can be accessed by clicking on the "Volunteer Boards" link.

Next, our County Commissioners are also seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Innovation and Technology Committee (ITC). 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.

The ITC shall be composed of nine voting members representing a cross section of the community who have working knowledge of developing technologies and innovation processes. Board meetings are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. virtually due to COVID precautions. The volunteer application can be accessed at: https://bocc.elpasoco.com/volunteer. Enjoy a wonderful week, all.

 

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