be well Boards and Commissions Share Fair

Guest post by Djuana Harvell, Director of Special and Innovation Projects for The Foundation for Sustainable Urban Communities, be well Health and Wellness Initiative


In collaboration with The Colorado Black Women for Political Action, CALC, and the Denver Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc be well hosted a virtual Boards and Commissions Virtual Fair on April 7th.



Our state, cities, and counties are continually looking for community members to serve on hundreds of public boards and commissions with responsibilities that include recommending policy to elected officials, and advising departments and agencies about programs, services, and procedures. Public boards and commissions serve as an opportunity for residents to help improve lives and the health of communities.


be well convened this virtual event to inspire residents to serve as leaders. Participants learned how to apply for a board or commission, what makes a good application, where to find current vacancies, how to successfully navigate the selection process, and what responsibilities boards and commissions members are expected to have.


Special thanks to the more than 60 residents who attended to learn about serving their community!


This event would not have been possible without the involvement of our moderator, presenters, and panelists. We would like to offer a special thank you to:

  • Christian Steward, Denver DOTI, Denver CALC, President of East Colfax Neighborhood Association and be well Block Captain

  • Leanne Wheeler, Principal of Wheeler Advisory Group LLC

  • Crystal Murillo, Aurora City Councilor for Ward I

  • Juan Marcano, Aurora City Councilor for Ward IV

  • Kate Siegel Shimko, Director of Boards and Commissions for the State of Colorado

  • Romaine Pacheco, Director of Boards and Commissions for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

  • Kadee Rodriguez, Clerk for the City of Aurora


If you are interested in applying to serve on a public board or commissions, you can learn more information by clicking on the links below:


  • To learn more about Colorado’s Boards and Commissions, click here

  • To learn more about the City and County of Denver’s Boards and Commissions, click here

  • To learn more about the City of Aurora’s Boards and Commissions, click here

  • To learn more about Adams County’s Boards and Commissions, click here

  • To learn more about Arapahoe County’s Boards and Commissions, click here


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