Engage in Community



Collaboration

Each town, city, and area in Boulder County experienced a unique disaster during last year's flooding. To support common recovery, healing, and connection throughout the county, BoCo Strong is working to create a regional network that will keep us all engaged and working towards a prepared and vibrant future. No matter what your experience was during the flooding, we can use this event to enrich our lives rather than se this as a reason to live in fear.

Meetings

BoCo Strong has held 22 community meetings across the county over the last three months. The resulting data is now being analyzed and will result in a report to help establish best practices and future action that will help create metrics and best practices for emergency preparedness and response.

If you would like to add to the data pool and convene a meeting of your own, then please contact us at bocostrong@gmail.com. We have facilitator kits and assistance available for anyone wishing to hold a conversation on their own turf and in their own time. Or we can help by providing meeting facilitators and recorders.

Survey

If you don't want to hold a meeting then please consider filling out our survey so we can include your experiences and input in developing resilience best practices. Click here to answer our questions.
What matters most is that BoCo Strong means recognizing the shared impact, knowledge, and stronger future that will come from hearing your thoughts and experiences. We can't be resilient without you.





  • Collaboration


    BoCo Strong is a cross-county initiative to build on the lessons learned from recent flood and fire events to enhance county-wide resilience to respond effectively to future challenges. This initiative was launched nine months ago in the wake of the September 2013 Flood. Efforst so far have included a kickoff event March 13 at Xilinx, convened 22 resilience conversations with residents and organized successful one-year flood anniversary community building events. As its next step, BoCo Strong is convening key representatives from all sectors across Boulder County to discuss the merits of forming a county-wide grassroots resilience initiative. This coalition will build on the best practices learned from the 2013 Flood and the subsequent efforts that are in progress to reduce the impact of future shocks and stresses on individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, communities and the county as a whole.

  • For the Future


    BoCo Strong seeks participation from a broad range of county, non-profit, community, and private sector participants. Working across informational silos, BoCo Strong can work towards effective partnerships that prevent duplication of efforts, support work already being done, and create innovative and concrete pilot projects that will increase countywide disaster preparedness and resilience.

  • And Beyond

    The focus of BoCo Strong is to nurture the community connections, strength, and resilience that have emerged in the wake of last year's floods and to translate that network into tangible work projects and community support.

    BoCo Strong is a reminder that Boulder County, although greatly affected by the flood event, has adapted to change, bounced forward from adversity, and strengthened community connections throughout the county.