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The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through the Colorado Resiliency Office, will virtually hold its annual summit on Thursday, January 26, from 1:00 p.m.to 3:30 p.m. MST.
Attendees will learn about how far the State has come and what levers of change are needed to move us forward into the future toward a resilient Colorado. The 2022 Annual Progress Report for the Colorado Resiliency Framework Implementation was released this month prior to the Summit.
10 Years of Resiliency in Colorado: to 2033 and Beyond
In a format similar to a TedTalk, three keynote speakers will address the topic of resilience in Colorado through the lens of where we have been and where we need to go. Speakers Dr. Nicki Gonzales - Colorado’s first Latinx State Historian, Vice Chairman Lorelei Cloud of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and Dr. Martín Carcasson, the Director of the Center for Public Deliberation and Communications Professor at Colorado State University will discuss how they perceive resilience in Colorado.
Following this open forum, there will be breakout sessions on crucial issues pertaining to increasing resilience where audience participation is encouraged. These topics include:
- Collaborating Across Jurisdictions
- A Climate Resilient Future
- Data-Driven Solutions for Equitable Resilience
- Preparing for Disruptions: Shifting to a Culture of Pre-Disaster Recovery
Registration is free and open to all who are interested. For more information and to register, please visit the event page.
The 2022 Annual Progress Report for the Colorado Resiliency Framework Implementation
The Colorado Resiliency Working Group, a multi-agency committee convened by the Colorado Resiliency Office and charged with overseeing the Colorado Resiliency Framework (CRF), presented recent progress made on recent legislation and programs, funding implementation, and community success stories from 2022.
In this report, strategy progress is outlined by each of the Priority Implementation Areas and categorized in four theme areas of the Colorado Resiliency Framework (CRF), which include:
- Adapting to Our Climate
- Understanding Risks from Natural and Other Hazards
- Pursuing Economic Diversity and Vibrancy; and
- Addressing Social Inequities and Unique Community Needs
Released on January 19, 2023, the 2022 Annual Progress Report is available along with the Colorado Resiliency Framework. For more information and to read the 2022 Annual Progress Report, please visit the website.