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News Release

Mountain Communities envision a stronger future with the Mountain Resiliency Plan

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: May 22, 2017

Contact Information:

Matt Lafferty, Larimer County Community Development, (970) 498-7721,

The Mountain Resilience Plan, Larimer Connects teams, and members of the project’s stakeholder committee will be hosting information booths at three events this spring to gather input from residents about the future of mountain communities in Larimer County.

At these community events citizens can offer input on shared values and themes that will drive the direction of the Resiliency Plan. Residents can find the planning team at the local events listed below, or participate by taking a short online survey on the project’s .
Mountain Lions Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 28th
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Property Owners Association [POA] Building, 58 Firehouse Lane, Red Feather Lakes
Big Thompson Canyon Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, June 4th
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Big Thompson Canyon Association Building, 1479 U.S. Hwy.34, Loveland [one mile east of Drake on U.S. Hwy. 34]
Glacier View Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Saturday, June 10th
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Glacier View Fire Station, 1414 Green Mountain Drive, Livermore
The Mountain Resiliency Plan is the first phase of a new Larimer County Comprehensive Plan, a policy document that establishes a long-range framework for decision-making for the unincorporated mountain areas of Western Larimer County. Resiliency includes making sure that our communities are better prepared to face future disasters. The plan will provide policy guidance for future development, public services, and reducing the risks of natural disasters. The County’s Comprehensive Plan was last updated in 1997.                                                                                                                     
Larimer Connects has learned from the unmet needs of mountain communities hit hard by recent disasters how to rebuild stronger and better. Communities that are better connected socially have proven locally and nationally to come back from adverse events more quickly and efficiently from local expertise, and better able to pool resources in times of need. Larimer Connects builds connections among all parts of the community – individuals, neighborhoods, businesses and non-profits – on natural and opportunistic partnerships for resilience.
The State of Colorado awarded Larimer County a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Disaster Recovery Program grant, which is funding the Mountain Resilience Plan and Larimer Connects.
For more information and resources related to the Mountain Resilience Plan, please visit .
For more information and resources related to Larimer Connects, please visit
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