How does the Process Work?
- We work closely with each client through the case management system which is outlined below in the graphic (click to enlarge).
- The many committees in the LTFRG work to find solutions and resources for flood survivors. Perhaps it is coordinating volunteer groups to help clean a property, or identifying a contractor who is willing to donate materials and/or labor to a major project. The group also helps prioritize needs so we can give aid to as many people, and with the greatest impact, as possibile.
- We direct funds to vendors and contractors on behalf of our clients, not directly to clients. This ensures that the money will be used for the intended purpose.
- We have ensured that our overhead is extremely low thanks to donations and grants from Keys Commercial (office space), WW Reynolds and Westland Development (furniture and equipment) and a Workforce Development grant providing us with administrative staff. Spending less on the process leaves more for assistance.
Who We Are
Executive Committee Members:
- Commissioner Deb Gardner – Boulder County
- Doug Yeiser – Foothills United Way
- Julie Van Domelen – Former Mayor of Lyons
- Gary Horton – Former CEO of Western Disposal
- Roger Lange – Former Mayor of Longmont
Coordinating Committee Members:
- Christine Berg – Rep. Jared Polis’ Office
- Commissioner Cindy Domenico – Boulder County
- Commissioner Elise Jones – Boulder County
- Emily Flemming – Lyons Community Church
- Rep. Jonathon Singer – CO House District 11
- Karen Rahn – City of Boulder Representative
- Marcelo Ferreira – Boulder County Office of Emergency Management
- Sen. Matt Jones – CO State Senate
- Rep. Mike Foote – CO House District 12
- Mayor Tara Schoedinger – Jamestown, CO (Chair)
Finance – Fundraising Committee
- Dennis Paul, Chair
- Lee Berg
- Erik Bernstein
- John Lovell
- Carina Martin
- Carlos Pacheco
- Suzanne Ressa
- Pastor Paul Rhode
- Rosemary Thompson
- Needs Assessment and Case Management – Implementing a system to determine unmet needs throughout Boulder County and Broomfield County and develop a case management program in partnership with national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD). Setting up logistics and planning for the recruitment, training and supervision of long-term recovery case managers who will identify resources and refer residents to possible sources of assistance, including funds available from the Foothills Flood Recovery Fund.
- Housing and Construction – Identifying current housing options for residents with immediate housing needs. Working with local agencies and volunteer groups to determine where and how donated or reduced-cost building materials and labor can be used by affected residents. Helping with reconstruction assessments.
- Community Resiliency and Engagement – Creating a vision for how to rebuild our communities stronger and better including cultural landmarks, business community, nonprofits, parks and other community infrastructure.
- Volunteer Coordination – Being the logistical link between local or national volunteer groups and the residents who need donated physical labor. This group will be charged with identifying volunteer needs and pairing them with available volunteer groups.
- Finance, Allocations and Development – Continuing to find sources of funding donations to meet the financial needs of residents seeking aid. Determining an allocations process tailored to the needs of residents in need. This committee will be in direct contact with case managers and will use a pre-determined priorities scale to allocate funds.
- Emotional and Mental Wellness – Securing resources throughout the area to help residents affected by the floods to find mental and emotional support while rebuilding and recovering.
- Communications and Public Relations – Keep the public informed of any decisions the group has made and update residents on the process and status of the group. Maintain internal communications within the group to keep all committees up-to-date on progress.