Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Mesa County Central Library, 443 N 6th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501

    State of the Community Panel

    Community Connectedness

    What: State of the Community Panel, an annual event hosted by the Community Impact Council to address a topic of broad-reaching impact and interest

    Who: The Community Impact Council is a coalition of nonprofit, government and business organizations that supports Mesa County’s nonprofit community through networking, training, education and advocacy.

    When: October 16, 5:30-7:30pm

    Where: Mesa County Libraries - Central Branch (downtown GJ)


    • Jen Taylor (Realtor at Christi Reece Group, riverfront business owner, longtime local outdoor recreation advocate)
    • Joanne Iglesias (Director at Western Region OneSource - veteran services)
    • David Foster (co-owner Kiln Coffee)
    • Andy Smith (Editorial Page Editor - Daily Sentinel)

    Description: When people know their neighbors, their neighborhoods are safer. When community organizations collaborate, the community experiences better outcomes. When businesses collectively invest time and money in their communities, they have more impact.  In short, a well-connected community is a community that thrives.

    The panelists are people who, either individually or as a representative of their organization, are making an impact on our community by prioritizing connection. They might have a business model that creates space for connections to happen, or they are driven by culture and cooperation in addition to competition. They are people who look for common ground in a time of polarization, and who look for solutions to problems that keep us apart – both physically and philosophically. 

    Panelists will talk about their big picture vision for our community and why they feel connections matter. They will share their own stories, and the stories of the changes they have witnessed because of the work they do.

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Workforce Center, 510 29 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81504

    This is a breakfast meeting of membership to reflect on past year accomplishments and look ahead to next year. It's not your usual annual meeting! Bring guests, board members, colleagues to  learn about CIC and participate in planning to make CIC work for you.  Watch for this year's agenda in Announcements.

    RSVP Required

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Two Rivers Convention Center
    • 300


Martha Graf, President - martha.graf@sclhealth.org; 970.298.2234



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