Deimosa Webber-Bey, librarian for Scholastic, Inc., describes a major survey of students and parents on student reading habits and attitudes, and a Scholastic-sponsored program promoting summer reading. Additional information, Scholastic.com
The Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office was formed following the recent floods and fires to put a framework in place to not only recover from a future disaster, but to make things better than before the disaster. The work of the office won the “Gold 2017 National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning” from the American Planning Association. Governor John Hickenlooper describes the framework in light of the word “resiliency” which is part of the official name of the office which will direct all future disasters.
For details, see www.CoResiliency.com
Colorado Issues - American Planning Association Awards Colorado for Flood and Fire Response - May 5, 2017
The Chair of the APA jury that awarded Colorado the Environmental Planning Achievement Award, Shedrick Coleman, tells what impressed the jury about Colorado’s response to recent floods and fires. The award went to the Resiliency and Recovery Office which is cited as an example for other states and government entities in environmental planning. Information online at Planning.org
Maia Brusseau from the Denver Dumb Friends League discusses the upcoming Furry Scurry dog walk and the work of the DDFL. FurryScurry.org or DDFL.org
Lee Gash-Maxey from the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce discusses the work of the 6 affinity chambers of commerce coming together to present the 2017 Business Expo May 11th at Mile High Stadium. ColoradoBlackChamber.org
Dr. Frank Chae, Chief Surgeon at Sky Ridge Medical Center, and his patient, Cindy Hudak, discuss how the pacemaker-like “vBloc Neurometabolic” device controlled her overeating, changing a lifetime of being overweight. Dr. Chae discusses the causes of obesity, and Ms. Hudak describes her emotional and psychological responses as she gave herself to the therapy.
Elena Vasconez, the Director of Business Development Programs at Mi Casa joins Michele Soli, Manager of Communications, to discuss their work in Denver that resulted in this national Small Business Administration award. MiCasaResourceCenter.org
Dr. Matous is the medical director for the Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, an associate clinical professor of medicine at the CU Health Sciences Center, and lead investigator in clinical trials in the areas of Multiple Myeloma. He discusses the current progress of the fight against Multiple Myelomas, and resources available in the Denver area and elsewhere for victims and their families.
Jeff Hunt from the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University cites disturbing statistics since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado. He details a strategy the Centennial Institute has initiated to address the effects of marijuana use on public safety and the well-being of families. Centennial.ccu.edu
Laura Kent runs the mentoring program in which members of the community do short-term mentoring of serious-minded gifted DPS students. Laura describes the program and what students and mentors qualify, and tells some of the many success stories that have resulted. For more information go to CommunityResourcesInc.org.