Longmont Idol returns
Please join us at 6 p.m. June 14 at Children and Youth Resources, 1050 Lashley St., on the south side of the building, for the first performance night of this year's competition. We have received an incredible number of applications and it should be a fantastic show! The competition is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come out for free, fun-filled family evening while supporting some of our community's most talented residents. For more information, visit ci.longmont.co.us/youth_services/idol/, or call 303-651-8580.
Help shape public funding
For more than 35 years, the city of Longmont has been contracting with local nonprofit agencies to establish an effective and accessible system of services that assists our most vulnerable residents to meet their individual and/or family's basic physical, economic, social and/or emotional needs. These funds are allocated annually through an open competitive process, in accordance with the priorities set by the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board and approved by the Longmont City Council. Throughout its history, the city has adjusted priorities and contracting requirements to meet changing needs and the changing nature of community-based providers; however, it has not significantly modified the types of programs/services funded or its basic approach to funding. The need to demonstrate how the public's investments in nonprofit agencies have resulted in positive outcomes for Longmont residents and our entire community is growing.
The city is taking a comprehensive look at its human service agency funding process, and is seeking public input in this effort. You are invited to attend one of the following community forums:
• June 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave.
• June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave.
• June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Aspen Meadows Apartments (second floor community room) 70 21st Ave.
• June 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fire Station No. 5, 617 Barberry Drive (in the Meadow View Shopping Center at Airport and Nelson roads)
During these meetings, we will gather input about issues and trends affecting Longmont residents, community priorities and the city's role in addressing these issues. This input will be considered by the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board, which will prepare recommendations to City Council for how the city should modify its human service agency funding process. For more information, contact Karen Roney, Community Services director, at 303-651-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about other opportunities available from Community Services, visit ci.longmont.co.us/cs/index.htm.