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Social Sustainability

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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 Sowder Director of Social Sustainability YnNvd2RlckBmY2dvdi5jb20= 970-221-6752
Beth Rosen Grants Compliance & Policy Manager (Projects and Homebuyer Assistance) YnJvc2VuQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== 970-221-6812
Dianne Tjalkens Grant Administrator (federal regulations,community relations, poverty) ZHRqYWxrZW5zQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== 970-221-6734
Sue Beck-Ferkiss Social Policy & Housing Programs Manager (Affordable Housing Policy, & Land Bank) c2JlY2tmZXJraXNzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== 970-221-6753
Janet Freeman Equity and Inclusion Coordinator amZyZWVtYW5AZmNnb3YuY29t 970-221-6758
Brittany Depew Administrative Assistant YmRlcGV3QGZjZ292LmNvbQ== 970-221-6595
Adam Molzer                              City Grants & Community Partnerships Coordinator YW1vbHplckBmY2dvdi5jb20= 970-221-6757