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About Us#

The mission of the Social Sustainability Department is to support a diverse and equitable community that successfully meets the basic needs of all residents. The Social Sustainability Department strives to achieve this mission through programs, policies, and partnerships that provide access and opportunities for all.

The core role of the Social Sustainability Department has been and continues to be:

  1. Funding, policy, and partnerships for community human service agencies
  2. Funding, policy, and partnerships for affordable housing
  3. Funding, policy, and partnerships for poverty and homelessness reduction/mitigation
  4. Collaborating, consulting, and influencing internal City departments as well as external agencies/partners

The essential roles of the Social Sustainability Department are as convener, facilitator, catalyst, and consultant. Working in partnership with other organizations and the community as a whole is important when working on social issues.

Contact Staff#

Name Position Email Phone
Beth Yonce Director of Social Sustainability

Tamra Leavenworth Social Sustainability Coordination Support

Adam Molzer                              Human Services Program Manager 970-221-6757                                            
Halley Pucker Social Sustainability Recovery Specialist

Beth Rosen Grants Compliance & Policy Manager

Dianne Tjalkens Grant Administrator (Federal Regulations, Community Relations, Poverty) 970-221-6734
Hannah Tinklenberg Grants Program Administrator

Meaghan Overton Housing Manager 970-416-2283
Sue Beck-Ferkiss Social Policy & Housing Programs Manager (Affordable Housing Policy & Land Bank) 970-221-6753
Brittany Depew Homelessness Response & Solutions Lead Specialist

Tyler Wenande Housing & Equity Data Analyst

Megan Gallagher Social Sustainability Program Assistant