Colorado Springs Forward announced via a news release that it will delay the search for a new CEO until later this year.
“The organization is in the process of convening community dialogue among various organizations to determine the areas of greatest need related to its six priority pillars,” the release stated. “[Colorado Springs Forward] remains committed to working with the new mayor and elected officials on developing a community plan to address the growing infrastructure issues facing Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.”
Lynette Crow-Iverson, newly elected chair of the CSF board of directors, said in the release, “Once the mayoral election is decided, we can turn our attention to other crucial issues that concern our community.
“The group will remain very active, but we will wait to hire our next CEO based on the direction determined over the next several months, as this will significantly impact the desired candidate qualifications and skill set in our next CEO,” she added.
In the interim, CSF will receive additional assistance from its consultants, the release stated. Currently, the organization works with William Mutch, principal at Morgan Douglas Mutch & Associates, Inc., on its political priorities, and Blakely + Company handles communications and public relations.
The CSF six focus areas include the need for a vibrant economy, effective and efficient government, investing in infrastructure, supporting local military operations, a cost-effective and sustainable utilities and the vision of City for Champions.
CSF is a nonprofit, broad-based alliance of people and organizations committed to the success of the Pikes Peak region, the release stated. The nonprofit was formed by a group of community leaders in April 2014.