GSV Meets with Our Legislators

In late December 2012, the GSV Leadership Team set a goal to meet with each of the State Senators and Representatives that had a significant number of constituents in the St. Vrain Valley School District.   This includes:

  • Senator Rollie Heath
  • Senator Matt Jones
  • Senator Vicki Marble
  • Representative Jonathan Singer
  • Representative Mike Foote
  • Representative Dickey Lee Hullinghorst
  • Representative Laurie Saine
  • Representative Dianne Primavera

They represent voters in the ~400 sq. miles of the SVVSD boundaries.  As of this posting, the GSV Leadership Team has met with all of them with the exception of Senator Marble and Representative Primavera. Those are still to be scheduled.

We were able to introduce ourselves and the work we have done at both the local and state level, express our interest in protecting the investment our voters have made in the SVVSD, understand the challenges facing our legislators this session, and offer our services as a resource. These meetings were very informative and productive. Creating these relationships further builds our network’s strength and reach.  A proposed rewrite of Colorado’s school funding formula is sure to be big news this session.

We also sent a GSV leader to the Town Hall meetings set up in Longmont and Boulder by our legislators. Abbondanza’s Pizzeria in Longmont hosted Senator Jones, Representative Foote, and Representative Singer and the Boulder Library hosted Senator Heath. They spoke about the bills they were part of, received the community’s reactions and concerns, and GSV was able to demonstrate our strong presence in our community.

Next local Town Hall meeting with Senator Heath and Representative Singer
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at The Stone Cup, 442 High Street in Lyons
6pm until 8pm, confirmation determined by committee work at the Capitol that day.

About Grassroots St. Vrain

GSV is an independent, non profit organization whose vision is a St. Vrain Valley community that is informed about education funding in Colorado and empowered to take action for the benefit of our schools.
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