Citizen Grant Review Committee
A volunteer citizen board, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, reviews all grant requests. The mission of the Citizen Grant Review Committee (CGRC) is to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners that reflect the intention of the November 2011 ballot question, which created a special health & human services and community non-profit fund with property tax dollars. The CGRC evaluates each non-profit grant request in terms of demonstrated financial need, fiscal viability and adherence to the goals and values of Pitkin County. The CGRC makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners so that the County contributions from the Healthy Community Fund are purposeful, prudent and effective.
The Committee has five members. Each committee member must be a resident of Pitkin County for a minimum of two years, be a qualified elector of the county if of voting age, and hold no other county or municipal office. A member cannot be employed by a municipality or county, and cannot sit on any board of directors of any non-profit applying for funding. The committee may include one or two youth members. All committee members are appointed for a three-year term and serve without pay.
Current members of the Citizen Grant Review committee are Doris Downey, Ashley Connolly, Patrick McAllister, and soon to be interviewed/confirmed youth member, Kidd Duhe Solomon. There is one adult member vacancy at this time. Please contact Mitzi Ledingham at 970-920-5766. if you are interested in serving on this committee.