FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Roaring Fork Leadership Address Community Needs to Increase Civic Capacity 

Aspen, CO (October 15, 2021) – Last month Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) shared the results of the Roaring Fork Valley’s Capacity Civic Index (CCI) – Colorado State Universities assessment of a community’s ability to collectively respond and make progress on shared and complex challenges in cooperative, equitable, and democratic ways. The Roaring Fork Valley received a “struggling” score on the CCI, indicating a need for increased community civic capacity to address and solve community needs.  

Following these CCI results, we put out a call to the community asking for Civic Projects that could improve these benchmarks. The following organizations took positive initiative and submitted Civic Project ideas aimed at enhancing the valley’s CCI and social issues: Valley Health Alliance, Roaring Fork Food Alliance, Kids First, Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), Manaus Foundation, Colorado River BOCES, and Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  

Out of the eight Civic Projects submitted, the thirty-five RFL Academy 2022 participants will choose six civic projects to work on – partnering with the organization to address our valley’s most pressing issues. In May 2022, when the RFL Academy 2022 concludes, we will be able to report on the impact and progress of these Civic Projects.  

Roaring Fork Leadership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing leadership skills and relationships to transform individuals into engaged citizens that increase civic capacity. For more information, please visit www.rfleadership.org.   

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Leah Weiss, Program & Marketing Coordinator 

Roaring Fork Leadership 

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