Being Responsive

Many of our neighbors still have a long road to travel.

Community Foundation to seek stakeholder input to inform future strategy



Dear TRENDS Diary -

I was on a long walk in my south Boulder neighborhood the day the shots rang out at the King Soopers where I have shopped for the past 25 years. Often I return via the neighborhood behind the store; but, after hearing of the shooting, I immediately returned home by a different direction. 

In the days that followed, numerous athletes sent me messages from Japan, checking on my welfare. I knew many of them from their visits to Boulder to train as world-class runners with Boulder Wave, Inc., an organization I co-founded. The grocery store was where many of them did their weekly shopping in Boulder, as well as before and after track workouts at Fairview High School. 

Soon, I found myself typing out a letter to my friends in Japan. I updated them on what had happened, thanked them for their kind messages of support, and offered two calls to action.


Dear TRENDS Diary -

I grew up low-income in rural Oregon and felt the impact of not having reliable car transportation. After graduating high school, I went to a community college in Eugene, OR, and there was a bus system there. 

It was liberating to ride the bus. What I love about transit is feeling like you’re a part of something and feeling connected to people you’re traveling with.

I strongly believe transportation access is overlooked as a crucial lynchpin service that allows people to thrive, improve their quality of life, and access economic opportunity. Transportation options can be really confusing to navigate, especially since our system is built to favor the personal automobile. 

I'm the program manager for Mobility for All, which connects people to transportation resources in our community beyond what they’d typically think of.