End of Year Message

Hi Open Boulder Friends,

As we close out 2018, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and assure you that even though the 2017 city council elections were disappointing to us and for our city, we’re here to stay.

Open Boulder was founded to encourage openness and accountability in local government and to protect public access to public land. Our successes include helping with the election of three council members in 2015, a positive outcome in the North Trail Study Area, and passing term limits, both in 2016.

We’ve been doing a lot of reflecting over the past year (largely why we’ve been so quiet) which has helped us learn good lessons--mainly that we should stick to what we care about and needs the most attention. It is with that motivation that we are relaunching with a clear focus on good governance and sustainable access to Open Space.

We will continue working to provide citizens the voice and inspiration to get involved in local politics and we hope we can count on your involvement in the coming months. We will be reaching out to see what good governance issues you care about and what's most important to you regarding our public land. Expect to see another email from us...and please let us know what you think!

In January we will be hosting two “Get on Board” sessions to help citizens get involved in the community by applying to be on a board or commission. Keep an eye out for those dates.

Speaking of getting on boards. If you have interest in joining Open Boulder, please reach out to us at info@openboulder.org. We can always use smart, passionate folks to help make Boulder a better and more open place to live.

Happy New Year,

Open Boulder Board of Directors