After reports that few Colorado Springs people were being appointed to state boards and committees, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC decided to do something about it.
The group is gathering a list of people to apply for more than 300 empty seats in state-level boards and committees.
“We’re working with the governor to see what’s available and to see how to best deliver the names,” said Stephannie Finley, president of governmental affairs and public policy at the chamber. “Then, by the end of the month, we’ll have all the names ready.”
The move is being headed by chamber board member Toby Gannett, who is executive director of the Palisades at Broadmoor Park.
“When the governor said no one from the Springs was really applying for these positions, we decided to act,” he said. “We’re doing something about it, and we’ll deliver these names en masse to the state capital.”
There are still positions available. Finley said the best idea for business leaders interested in serving on state board and committee is to contact the chamber to see what’s available, at 635-1551.