After reports that few Colorado Springs people were being appointed to state boards and committees, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC decided to do something about it.

The group is gathering a list of people to apply for more than 300 empty seats in state-level boards and committees.

“We’re working with the governor to see what’s available and to see how to best deliver the names,” said Stephannie Finley, president of governmental affairs and public policy at the chamber. “Then, by the end of the month, we’ll have all the names ready.”

The move is being headed by chamber board member Toby Gannett, who is executive director of the Palisades at Broadmoor Park.

“When the governor said no one from the Springs was really applying for these positions, we decided to act,” he said. “We’re doing something about it, and we’ll deliver these names en masse to the state capital.”

There are still positions available. Finley said the best idea for business leaders interested in serving on state board and committee is to contact the chamber to see what’s available, at 635-1551.

  • I just wanted to let you know that I currently serve on the CO Mortgage Lo
    n Originator Board. I am honored to serve on behalf of southern Colorado mortgage originators. It has been a rewarding experience and I highly recommend that more volunteers consider applying for CO boards and commissions.

  • I actually just got out of a meeting with Romaine to reach out to YP’s in the whole state of Colorado just now with a focus on YP’s in Denver and Colorado Springs.

    Colorado Springs has the lowest participation level in these things at the state level of any place in Colorado. There are some great opportunities for ANYONE (not just YP’s, not just biz people) to get involved in how our government governs.