2020 Water Education Colorado Annual Report

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FROM THE PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 2020 was a year of upheaval. Facing a global pandemic, we feared for our lives and those of our loved ones. Trips were cancelled, plans postponed. Economic challenges from the periods of shutdown translated to major financial setbacks for individuals, and uncertainty for organizations like Water Education Colorado. As we quarantined under stay-at-home orders that stretched into long months of limited contact, traditional connections with our professional networks were severed. At the same time, across our nation there was political upset, protests, and the elevation of underrepresented voices calling for justice and equity…and being heard. On the water front, drought once again plagued our state, and the work to manage demands, creatively protect and share water, negotiate among states and users, and update and fund the state water plan continued.

Our new strategic plan, adopted at the outset of 2020, has continued to guide our priorities, which include achieving equity and access in water education programming, as well as tackling the tough conversations to help pave the way to broad-based solutions. There may be no easy solutions, but we believe that where the will and commitment are present, and the care and consideration for others is genuine, we can achieve great things together. A vibrant, sustainable, and water-aware Colorado is no exception. Thank you so much for sticking with us through a tough year. It turned out to be full of opportunity and new learning experiences. Look out for the 2021 President’s Reception in September and Sustaining Colorado Watersheds conference, “Together Like Never Before,” in October. The theme says it all—we can’t wait to see you, and to keep forging ahead together in this critical work! Lisa and Jayla WEco President, and Executive Director, South Metro Water Supply Authority


Executive Director, Water Education Colorado

We’re on a mission to ensure Coloradans are informed on water issues and equipped to make decisions that guide our state to a sustainable water future.

Cover Photo: Flickr User JeffreyJDavis

As an organization, we brought this context to our work. We strived to elevate water as a critical issue among a wider audience of Coloradans through our publications and reporting, and to build connection among those attending our leadership programs, workshops, conference and tours through innovative virtual approaches.

2020 PROGRAM IMPACT People Reached

90 221,428 681 93

Leadership Programs Content Programs Education Programs Water Educator Network Programs


149 volunteers supported programs 222,292 people reached

83% said that WEco impacted their

of our members and supporters

decision-making in the last year


Jayla Poppleton – Executive Director Jennie Geurts – Operations Director Sami Miller – Membership and Engagement Officer Stephanie Scott – Leadership Programs Manager Scott Williamson – Education Programs Manager Caitlin Coleman – Publications and Digital Resources Managing Editor Jerd Smith – Fresh Water News Editor Jacob Tucker - Communications and Media Intern


Lisa Darling President

Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. Vice President

Brian Werner Secretary

Alan Matlosz Treasurer

Perry Cabot Nicholas Colglazier Kerry Donovan Paul Fanning Jorge Figueroa

Dulcinea Hanuschak Eric Hecox Matt Heimerich Greg Johnson Julie Kallenberger

David LaFrance Dan Luecke Kevin McBride Karen McCormick Peter Ortego

Lauren Ris Don Shawcroft Laura Spann Chris Treese



OUR EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Our education and leadership programs foster a connected and engaged network of informed Coloradans and equip our leaders to advance collaborative solutions for Colorado water.

Adapting Programs in a Pandemic

The WEco team confronted pandemic-related challenges head-on, finding new, accessible ways to connect with our community and even expand our audience through adapting programs and events into creative virtual formats.

Water Leaders

The 2020 Water Leaders Program was held through a combination of in-person and virtual settings, using advanced development tools to help participants become more skilled and effective leaders. 16 participants “Our class all struggled with pandemic-related personal and professional issues, but Water Leaders was our safe space to express those frustrations and fears. I can honestly say that Water Leaders was the best professional, and one of the best personal, experiences that I have ever had.” — Bethany Howell, 2020 Water Leaders graduate

Water Fluency

Despite uncertainty around the all-virtual format, the 2020 Water Fluency class, which focused on case studies from Southwestern Colorado, provided some of the most positive feedback on program value to date. 36 participants “Water Education Colorado will serve as a huge resource for advancing my knowledge of all things water. I intend to utilize this information in decision making and as a tool in my role in local government.”

Sustaining Colorado Watersheds Conference

Together with our partners, the Colorado Riparian Association and Colorado Watershed Assembly, we hosted our first virtual conference, “Business as (Un)Usual.” The theme focused on work that challenges the status quo and incorporates different perspectives around any given issue. 250+ participants 94% stated they would recommend the conference

Urban Water Cycle Tours

The 2020 Denver Urban Water Cycle Tour was held in a virtual, self-guided format, focusing on a section of the South Platte River in metro Denver. The Pedal the Poudre Tour was held before Covid became a limiting factor and showcased a route from Bellvue through Fort Collins along the Cache la Poudre River. Denver: 27 participants, Poudre: 61 participants



Photo: David Morgan

OUR LAND USE & WATER CONNECTION This training series provided a unique opportunity to advance a proven water solution through awareness and knowledge building.

As Colorado’s population continues to rapidly expand, the integration of development, or land use planning, with water management is a key strategy for growing water-smart communities. In the early part of the fiscal year, before Covid-19 was even on our radar, WEco had the opportunity to partner with the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, as well as the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, to offer free trainings focused on incorporating land use practices into water Our Commitment to Equity efficiency plans. In January 2020, WEco’s Board of The trainings were offered as a series of Trustees adopted a set of equity prinwebinars and workshops hosted around ciples as well as a new strategic plan the state, and featured a deep dive into that includes the commitment to view a previously developed guidance docuall programmatic decisions through ment, local case studies, discussion an equity lens. among participants, and question-and-answer sessions with the presenters. These steps are in line with our organizational value that “Information is for The trainings resulted in a number of All,” which asserts our responsibility recommendations WEco delivered along to ensure our programs and services with partners to the CWCB, based on are accessible to anyone who wants to understand and engage. participant feedback regarding barriers and opportunities to achieve success. In working to remove barriers to “It's always great connecting with participation, we published our firstothers in the field and this was a great ever issue of Headwaters in Spanintroduction to the guidance document. ish in 2020 and have raised funds Listening to the speakers gave me an to produce a Spanish version of one opportunity to really think about my Citizen’s Guide in 2021. community's approach and raised some good questions to ponder.” New pricing structures, alternate program times, and new partnerWebinars ships to fund expanded scholarship Land Use webinars: 193 participants opportunties are a few of the strategies we have used and continue to Workshops pursue in our commitment to working Longmont: 31 participants to achieve increased equity. This will Pueblo: 20 participants continue to evolve as we learn what is Durango: 24 participants most needed. Grand Junction: 28 participants 2020 ANNUAL REPORT |


We enhance the amount, quality and effectiveness of water education across Colorado through professional development, shared practice and collective action.

Water Educator Network

Since 2014, WEco has led the Water Educator Network, an affiliate group for education and outreach professionals. Through WEN, educators reaching a diversity of audiences and geographies gain acces to tools, trainings, resources and co-collaborators to advance their practice. 2020 offerings included the annual water festival coordinators gathering and WEN Symposium, Project WET trainings, and a special webinar on inclusive civic engagement in a pandemic. 93 participants

Statewide Water Education Action Plan

Between 2018-2019, WEco led development of the Statewide Water Education Action Plan (SWEAP) to serve as a common agenda for water education’s role in achieving sustainable water for Colorado by 2050 via the Colorado Water Plan. SWEAP officially launched in January 2020, and in its first year of implementation gained significant momentum through the enrollment of 40 endorsing entities and dozens of co-implementers committed to advancing SWEAP outcomes. SWEAP includes 10 outcomes along a continuum from awareness building to knowledge and skills development to behavior change and, lastly, to systems change. A series of guiding principles and Critical Water Concepts are also foundational in the plan, which WEco will use to guide the Water Educator Network in telling a common story and achieving collective impact by 2025 that: “Coloradans are engaged in well-informed community discourse and decision making regarding balanced water solutions, and are empowered to take thoughtful action regarding critical water challenges facing the state and their communities.” 5-year timeframe 10 shared outcomes 8 guiding principles 6 Critical Water Concepts 40 endorsing organizations 4


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OUR CONTENT & REPORTING Our content and reporting cultivates a water-aware community that is committed to helping secure a sustainable water future and quality of life for Colorado.

Six Feet in Solidarity

During 2020’s early quarantine period, WEco continued sharing valuable educational resources that could still be accessed as everything else was shutting down. We focused on opportunities to “build your knowledge from a distance,” highlighting our vast library of magazines, blog posts, radio programs, webinar recordings, and more. 15,786 combined reach

Headwaters Magazine

In 2020, we published three successful issues of our flagship publication, featuring the topics of Colorado River Basin drought contingency plans, environmental justice and water, and aging water infrastructure. We also offered complimentary content to dig in deeper to the issues via blog posts, webinars and our first-ever podcast, produced in partnership with American Rivers. 115,314 combined reach

Citizen’s Guides

The Citizen’s Guide series features in-depth, peer-reviewed information on critical water topics, and in 2020 we updated our library with a 2nd edition to the guide to Where Your Water Comes From, a 3rd edition to the guide to Colorado Water Quality Protection and a brand-new guide to Colorado Groundwater. 3,872 print guides distributed, with thousands more online reads

Fresh Water News

WEco launched the Fresh Water News (FWN) initiative in 2018 to provide timely, insightful reporting on issues that are critical to helping the state and its citizens develop a sustainable water future. In 2020, FWN covered relevant topics like Colorado River drought studies, new federal regulations, and pandemic-related water impacts, as well as tracked water legislation, evolving drought conditions, and efforts to secure water plan funding. Additionally, FWN partnered with PBS’ This American Land to bring stories about agricultural water conservation research, riparian reforestation, and water export schemes to life. 5,150 email newsletter subscribers in 2020 13,000+ Coloradans reached directly through WEco channels 100,000+ reached statewide through media partnerships 2020 ANNUAL REPORT |


OUR VOLUNTEERS Our volunteers are a powerful force for helping WEco create scalable, lasting impact in Colorado.


149 volunteers supported WEco in 2020

Anne Castle

As an integral volunteer with WEco, Anne has mentored a Water Leader, provided input and review for multiple Citizen’s Guides, presented to our Water Fluency Program, and served as lead presenter for the Water Efficiency and Land Use workshops and webinars. Thank you, Anne! “’Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ The words of Nelson Mandela reveal the reason why I and so many others in the Colorado water community support the work of Water Education Colorado. Providing an improved and more thorough understanding of how water works in our state gives us as Coloradans the ability to make and support better decisions about how we use water and how we want it to sustain our unmatched landscape. I’ve been happy to contribute to WEco’s work. — Anne Castle, Senior Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center, University of Colorado | Founding Member, Water Policy Group

2020 VOLUNTEERS Juliana Archuleta Jeni Arndt Andy Auer Peter Barkmann Amy Beatie Matt Becker Drew Beckwith Kaitlyn Beekman Barbara Biggs Jarrod Biggs Matt Bliss Brett Bovee Natalie BrowerKirton Paul Bruchez Scott Campbell Anne Castle Calder Chambers Dana Coelho Michael Cohen Amy Conklin Jerry Cordova Jean Cordova Ryan Crum Deb Daniel Lisa Darling Matt Day Mat deGraaf Kevin Donegan Lisa Eadens James Eklund


John Entsminger Stacey Eriksen Ron Falco Jorge Figueroa Rory Franklin Mark Gebhart Robert Genualdi Jerry Gibbens Kate Greenberg Jim Griffiths Mark Harris Todd Hartman Eric Hecox Mike Hein Courtney Hemenway Paul Hempel Greg Hobbs David Hoben Heather Hubbard Tracie Hughes Emily Hunt Kevin Jablonski Dawn Jewell Greg Johnson Philip Johnson Amy Johnson Dave Kanzer Doug Kenney Diane Kielty Boris Kondratieff

Tracy Kosloff Jennifer Kovecses Karen Kwon David LaFrance Birgit Landin Holly Loff Andrea Lopez Daniel Luecke Steve Lundt Kelsea MacIlroy Chris Matkins Alan Matlosz Anna Mauss Bill McCormick KC McFerson Dennis McGrane Parker McMullen Bushman Amanda McRae Angela Milewski Lee Miller Rebecca Mitchell Andrew Mueller MaryAnn Nason Forrest Neuerburg Brent Newman Corey Odell Trisha Oeth Laurel Olsen Blake Osborn Amy Ostdiek


Heather Otterstetter Greg Over Jordan Parman Marcia PattonMallory Pat Pfaltzgraff Jennifer Pitt Jim Pokrandt Jayla Poppleton Asher Poppleton Michael Preston Mary Kay Provaznik Julieta Quinonez Kevin Reidy Kevin Rein Gigi Richard Travis Robinson Lindsay Rogers Tom Romero II Donny Roush Jr. Nicole Rowan Erin Rugland Mackenzie Runciman Kirk Russell Anthoney Sandoval Jen Shanahan Jeff Shoemaker Bora Simmons Cleave Simpson Jeff Stahla

Heather Stauffer Edyta Stec-Uddin Neil Stewart Hally Strevey Jillian Taylor Jeff Tejral Gregg Ten Eyck Ralf Topper Chris Treese Thomas Trout Alex Trout Meghan Trubee Jeffrey Ullman Ryan Unterreiner Beth Van Vurst Lucinda Wake Robert Ward Reagan Waskom Kathryn Weismiller Michael Wenstrom Kevin Werbylo Brian Werner Kyle Whitaker Zac Wiebe Jordan Williams Jennifer Williams Rosalie Winn Kitty Winograd Shane Wright Emily Zmak

OUR MEMBERS & SUPPORTERS A sincere thank you to our Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) members and contributors.

($25,000+) CoBank • Colorado Water Conservation Board • Walton Family Foundation ($5,000+) Alpine Bank • Aurora Water • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment • Colorado Media

Project • Colorado River District • Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority • HDR • Meridian Metropolitan District • Northern Water • Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Program • Pueblo Water • Rio Grande Water Conservation District • Southwestern Water Conservation District • Special District Association of Colorado • The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder • Varra Companies, Inc. • Westervelt Ecological Services

($2,000+) Central Colorado Water Conservancy District • City of Greeley Water and Sewer Department • Colo-

rado Springs Utilities • Colorado Water Congress • Northern Water Municipal Subdistrict • Republican River Water Conservation District • Nick Ryan • SGM • Shea Properties • South Metro Water Supply Authority • Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. • This American Land • Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association • Ute Water Conservancy District

($1,000+) Cheryl Benedict • Carlson, Hammond and Paddock • Carollo Engineers • City of Grand Junction • City

of Longmont • City of Thornton • Colorado Ag Water Alliance • Colorado Water Center • ECOS Communications • Evan Ela • Environmental Defense Fund • INTERA • Kogovsek & Associates, Inc. • LRE Water • Metro Wastewater Reclamation District • Parker Water and Sanitation District • Quantum Water & Environment • Mike Shimmin • South Platte Water Related Activities Program • The Consolidated Mutual Water Company • Town of Monument • Chris Treese • Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association • Vranesh and Raisch, LLP

($500+) A Jeni Arndt C City of Boulder • Colorado Corn • Colorado Stormwater Council E ELEMENT Water

Consulting F Forsgren Associates, Inc. H Harris Water Engineering, Inc. • Greg Hobbs L Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District • Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District • Lynker Technologies M John Maus • Mt. Werner Water District P Pinery Water & Wastewater District R River Network • Roggen Farmers’ Elevator Association • Roxborough Water and Sanitation District S Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District • John Stulp • Summit County • SWCA Environmental Consultants • Keith Swerdfeger T Gregg Ten Eyck & Corrin Campbell • The Nature Conservancy • Daniel Tyler U University of Denver • Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District • Upper Gunnison River Water Conservancy District W Weld County Farm Bureau • White Sands Water Engineers, Inc.

($250+) A Agri-Enterprises, Inc. • Applegate Group B BBA Water Consultants • Jim Butler C CDM Smith • Centen-

nial Water and Sanitation District • City of Westminster • Colorado Livestock Association • Colorado Municipal League • Colorado Water Matters • Colorado Water Trust • Conejos Water Conservancy District • Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District D Lisa Darling • Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc. • Delta County • Dominion Water and Sanitation District • Donala Water and Sanitation District • Douglas County • Ducks Unlimited E Evans Group, LLC F Fairfield and Woods P.C. G Garver, LLC H Henrylyn Irrigation District • High Country Hydrology, Inc. • Scott Hummer K Julie Kallenberger L Paul Lander • Don Langley • Left Hand Water District M Martin and Wood Water Consultants, Inc. • Alan Matlosz • Middle Park Water Conservancy District • Morgan County Quality Water District N North Poudre Irrigation Company • North Sterling Irrigation District • North Weld County Water District O Jill Ozarski P Brian & Katie Payer • Platte Canyon Water and Sanitation District • Platte River Power Authority • Jim Pokrandt • Jayla Poppleton • Pueblo West Metropolitan District R Renew Strategies, LLC • Robert Rich • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union S San Luis Valley Water Conservancy District • Mark Schueneman • St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District • Britta Strother T The Water Information Program • Edward Tolen • Town of Castle Rock • Town of Frisco • Town of Windsor • Bill Trampe U Ulliman Schutte • United Water and Sanitation District W WaterDM • Brian Werner & Tina Del Ponte • West Greeley Conservation District • Western Resource Advocates • Charles White • Eric Wilkinson • Wilson Water Group • Ken & Ruth Wright • Wright Water Engineers



(100+) A Steve Anderson • Arkansas River Basin Water Forum • Roger Austin B Laura Backus • David Bailey • Jeff Bandy • Matt Becker • Laura Belanger • Kate Belknap • Big Thompson Watershed Forum • Gary Boldt • James Boynton • L. Richard Bratton • Matthew Brown C Joan Card • John Carron • Anne Castle • Thomas Cech • Jon Chambers • Bill Coleman • Dave Colvin • Community First Foundation • John Covert • Sean Cronin • Kenneth Curtis D Kelly DiNatale E Patrick Emery F George Farnsworth • Michael Fink G Jay Gallagher • Elizabeth Gardener • Pamela Gardiner & Lyle Geurts • Russell George • John Gerstle • Kevin Gertig • Thomas Gougeon H Hillary Hamann • Don Hamilton • Taylor Hawes • Roy Heald • Alan Heath • Eric Hecox • Matt Heimerich • Holly Huyck J Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery • Dawn Jewell • Greg Johnson K Laurna Kaatz • Frank Kinder L David LaFrance • Katie Leone • Matthew Lindburg • Patricia Locke M Kim MacDonnell • Peter Mayer • Richard McAllister • John McClow • Mark McCluskey • Bill McCormick • Dennis McGrane • Bill McKee • Erin Minks • Larry Morgan N Katy Neusteter • Joseph Norris O John Ott P Bob Peters • Hensley Peterson • Jennifer Pitt • Rachel Pittinger R Jerry Raisch • Ratliff & Associates Consulting, Inc. • Patty Rettig • RMWEA • Steven Rogowski S Scott Schreiber • Thomas Sharp • Glen Simpson • D. Randall Spydell • David Stiller T Jennifer Tanaka • Gary Thompson • Richard Tocher • Jean Townsend U Ryan Unterreiner V James Vanshaar • Robert Viscount W Richard Wagner • Megan Wagner • Patricia Wells • Michael Welsh • Janet Williams • Jody Williams • Tom Williamsen • Mary Williamson • Gerald Wischmeyer • Dick Wolfe Z Morton Zeppelin (50+) A Zach Ahlberg • Beth Albrecht • Richard Alper • Frank Anesi • Matthew Appelbaum • Jim Aranci • Jeffrey

Arthur • Christine Aslakson B Dianne Bailey • Tony Barrie • William Battaglin • Curtis Bauers • Bear Creek Water and Sanitation District • Drew Beckwith • Ken Beegles • Skip Behrhorst • Sharla Benjamin • Jeff Berlin • Brandon Bernard • Mike Berry • David Berry • Peter Binney • Glen Black • Courtney Black • Amy Blackwell • Frank Blaha • Christi Bode • Josh Boissevain • Ryan Bouton • Dave Bower • Gene Bradley • Norman Brooks • Tom Brossia • Natalie Brower-Kirton • Marilyn Brown • Tom Bruchmann • Lisa Buchanan • Rob Buirgy • Audrey Butler • Peter Butler C Michael Calhoun • Lee Campbell • Susan Carollo • Robert Case • Gretchen Cerveny • Kathy Chandler-Henry • Jennifer Charles • Elaine Chick • Jim Clare • Andrea Clark • Aaron Clay • Michael Cohen • Nicholas Colglazier • Ted Collin • Kevin Collins • Colorado State University - CSURF Real Estate Office • Kathleen Conti • Carrie Cordova • Craig Cotten • Tim Craft • Rebecca Culp • Adam Cwiklin D Matisse Davis • Mary Dawson • Susan Deans • Glenda DeBekker • Sarah Dominick • Shellie Duplan E Rodney Eisenbraun • Carol Ekarius • John Emerick • Robert Enzaldo F Joanne Fagan • Ian Ferrell • R. Scott Fifer • Judy Firestien • Thomas Flanagan Jr. • Patricia Flood • Jack Flowers • Gretel Follingstad • Karla Ford • J. R. Ford • Steve Foster • Ryan Frazier • Karil Frohboese • Alexander Funk G Julia Gallucci • Alfred Gardner • Nicole Garrimone-Campagna • Jonathan George • Dala Giffin • Ronald Gillen • Lorie Gillis • Rollin Goering • Melanie Goetz • Veronica Gomez • Marshall Gordon • Noah Greenberg • Scott Griebling • Pete Gunderson H Margaret Hagenbuch • Raymond Haley • Wendy Hanophy • Paul Harms • Tom Hartnett • Jim Havey • Polly Hays • Sue Helm • Ryan Hemphill • Jennifer Henderson • Carla Hendrickson • Gregg Hendry • Mark Hermundstad • Jonathan Hernandez • James Hickman • Donald Higbee • Christopher Hill • Jeannette Hillery • Jason Hodges • Jim Hogan • Jim Hokit • Bill Holen • Barb Horn • Patricia Horoschak • Sarah Houghland • Larry Howard • Bethany Howell • Chaska Huayhuaca • Terry Huffington • Dan Huntington • Hydros Consulting Inc. • James Hyre I David Inouye • Don Ireland • Matt Isgar • Julio Iturreria J Nancy Jackson • Torie Jarvis • Ryan Jarvis • Michael Johnson • Sarah Johnson • Diane Johnson • Amy Johnson • John Justman K Melinda Kassen • Ray Kauffman • Russell Kemp • David Kienholz • Stan Kloberdanz • Chris Kraft • Krage Manufacturing, LLC • Robert Krassa • Stephen Krest • Ramsey Kropf • Rod Kuharich L Birgit Landin • Donna Larson • Lisa Leben • Lee Ledesma • Cindy Lefever • Margaret Lenz • Mark Levorsen • David Liberman • April Long • Bill Long • Robert Longenbaugh • Andrea Lopez • Jay Loschert • Chancy Love • Jeff Lukas M Juan Roberto Madrid • Vic Makau • Steve Malers • Zachary Margolis • Mikal Martinez • Kevin McBride • Bryan McCarty • Kevin McCarty • Jan McCracken • Mike McGarry • Charles McKay • Lisa McVicker • Meeker Regional Library District • Joe Meigs • Kelly Merritt • Dave Miller • Charles Minkler • Diane Mitsch Bush • April Montgomery • Larry Morandi • Stephanie Morse • MPW Strategies • Ann Mullins N David Nelson • Bill Nesbitt • Kendrick Neubecker • John Norton O Steve O’Dorisio • Laurel Olsen • John Orr • Jessica Ouwerkerk P Wayne Pandorf • Dick Parachini • Meg Parish • Tom Parks • William Parzybok • Jessica Pault-Atiase • Jack Perrin • David Peters • Stephanie Phippen • Pikes Peak Library District • Deborah Polich • David Pusey R William Raatz • Vishnu Rajasekharan • Realtors Land Institute Colorado Chapter • Gene Reetz • David Reinertsen • Melvin Rettig • Gigi Richard • Brian Richter • Richelle Riley • Lee Rimel • Laurie Rink • Vicki Ripp • Marilee Rippy • Ellen Roberts • Gabriela Rodriguez • Kelly Romero-Heaney • Donny Roush Jr. • Steven Ruddell • Ken Rutt • Geno Ryken S Wayne Schieldt • Jerry Schmitt • Chad Schneider • Nicholas Schupbach • Don Schwindt • Alyson Scott • Nicole Seltzer • Bo Shaffer • Courtney Shephard • Nona Shipman • Jack Sibold • Lisa Sigler • David Skuodas • Frank Skuthan • JoAnn Slivka • Mark Smith • Gail Smith • James Smith • MaryLou Smith • Jeffrey Sneddon • Shannon Spurlock • Patrick Stanko • Jeff Steck • Timothy Steele • Joe Stepanek • Michael Stiehl • Kenneth Strom • Ed Struzeski • Josh Suter T Pete Taylor • Deems Taylor • Jessica Thrasher • Mick Todd • Melissa Toering • Milt Tokunaga • Town of Breckenridge - Water Division • Carl Trick • Tri-County Water Conservancy District • Thomas Trout • Molly Trujillo V Wayne Vanderschuere • David Veltri • Tom Verquer • Robert Viehl • Emmanuelle Vital W Denice Wagner • Shelley Walchak • Megan Walker • Susan Walker • Robert Ward • Tom Waymire • Michael Weakley • Robert Weaver • David Wegner • Weld County Underground Water Users Association • Dan Whipple • John Wiener • Edwin Wiley • Lacey Williams • Kay Willson • Laura Wing • Karen Wogsland • Richard Wojciechowski • Bob Wolff • Connie Woodhouse • Lane Wyatt Y Jongeun You • Heather Young Z Viviana Zavala

(20+) B Orla Bannan • Jacob Bauer • Amy Beatie • David Beaujon D Allegra da Silva G Catherine Gates H Michael Holleran J Sharon Johnson M Turpana Molina N Josh Nims R Ann Rhodes S Way Shen







CURRENT ASSETS Cash & Cash Equivalents Contracts & Other Receivable Prepaid Expenses Inventory Property & Equipment TOTAL ASSETS

$ 400,158 $ 102,798 $ 7,356 $ 34,768 $ 38,329 $ 583,409

$ 295,421 $ 100,123 $ 2,775 $ 22,206 $ 51,490 $ 472,015

CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Payroll Liabilities Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deferred Revenue Capital Lease Obligtation TOTAL LIABILITIES

$ 24,268 $ 30,531 $ 83,700 $ 31,755 $ 4,492 $ 174,746

$ 50,158 $ 27,990 $14,750 $ 5,980 $ 98,878

NET ASSETS Unrestricted

$ 408,663

$ 373,137


$ 583,409

$ 472,015

REVENUE Government Grants Contributions Program Fees Foundation Grants Membership Dues Sale of Materials Interest All Other Special Events Less: Direct Event Expenses

$ 272,859 $ 135,485 $ 126,348 $ 125,000 $ 115,683 $ 21,502 $ 77 $ 3,176 - -

$ 225,183 $ 128,293 $ 131,553 $ 44,802 $ 117,578 $ 15,740 $ 54 $ 5,748 $ 64,904 ($ 27,342)


$ 800,130

$ 706,513


EXPENSES Program Services $ 548,411 $ 556,557 Supporting Services Management & General $ 150,335 $ 127,902 Fundraising $ 65,858 $ 75,575 TOTAL EXPENSES

$ 764,604

$ 760,034

$ 35,526

($ 53,521)

NET ASSETS, beginning of year

$ 373,137

$ 426,658

NET ASSETS, end of year

$ 408,663

$ 373,137


Based on reviewed financial statement by Taylor, Roth and Company

2020 Revenue Government Grants Program Fees

Contributions Foundation Grants

Membership Dues Interest

Sale of Materials

All Other

2020 Expenses

Special Events


$764,604 Program Services

(Leadership, Education and Content)

Fundraising Management & General

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