MEDIA ADVISORY: CDHS leaders to hit the road for Summer Planning Tour

WHAT: The executive management team of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) will be engaging community members in town hall-style meetings across the state in the next couple of weeks as part of the Department’s 2017 Summer Planning Tour.

WHY: The annual event gives CDHS leadership the opportunity to hear from partners and stakeholders about local challenges and innovative solutions. This feedback is incorporated into the Department’s plans for the future. The Summer Planning Tour helps the Department develop meaningful goals, as required by the “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.”

WHO’S INVITED: Members of the public, media and other stakeholders, including mental health professionals, educators, law enforcement officers, nonprofit/foundation representatives, and social workers. Leaders from the Department’s seven offices will facilitate discussions about pertinent issues that affect residents statewide. CDHS provides services to Colorado’s families, children and adults, including cash, food and energy benefits; employment programs; child support; early care and learning; behavioral health; child welfare; the Division of Youth Services; services for people with disabilities; veterans community living centers and other services for older Coloradans. 

RSVP: Please visit


Garfield County, July 24, 9-10:30 a.m.
County Administration Building, 108 Eighth St., Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, First Floor, Glenwood Springs

Montrose County, July 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
Montrose County Health and Human Services, 1845 S. Townsend Ave., South Campus Training Room, Montrose

Teller County, July 26, 8-9:30 a.m.
Cripple Creek Heritage and Information Center, 9283 CO-67, Cripple Creek

Costilla County, July 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Blanca/Fort Garland Community Center, 17591 E. Hwy. 160, Main Dining Area, Blanca

Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community /Bent County, July 27, 2:30-4 p.m.
Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community, 30999 CR15, Building 401, Las Animas

Lincoln County, July 28, 8-9:30 a.m.
Lincoln County Courthouse, 103 Third Ave., Jury Assembly Room, Hugo

Morgan County, July 28, 1-2:30 p.m.
Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Road, Founders Room, Fort Morgan

Arapahoe County, August 10, 9:30-11 a.m.
Arapahoe County Department of Human Services, 14980 E. Alameda Drive, CentrePoint Plaza-Littleton Rooms, Aurora

Broomfield County, August 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Broomfield Community Center, 280 Spader Way, Lakeshore Room, Broomfield

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