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Advisory Council Meeting

May 10, 2007


Held at 1501 Blue Spruce Drive

Fort Collins, Colorado  80524


Members Present:

Nancy Arthur

Roger Bailey

Paul Bell


Rene DeMattei

Marcy Greenslit

Elnora McCloughan


Janet Montera

Barbara Nuss

Karen Reinhardt


Mary Shultz

Lloyd Spawn

Earl Stevens


Barbara Tuttle

Stan Ulrich

Don Venneberg





Members Absent:

Steve Budner

Ellen Pihlstrom

Sharon Zamora





Staff Present:

Ruth Coberly

Tina Hugo

Margaret Long


Katy Mason

Lynette McGowan

Glen Rathgeber


Laura Sutherlin







Guests Present:

Elaine Boni

Kathy Snell

Karen Wagner


Earl Stevens called the meeting to order at 1:40 p.m.


Karen Wagner gave a brief autobiography.



Elnora McCloughan will provide a slate of officers by the next Advisory Council meeting on June 14, 2007.


Margaret Long reported that HB1100 is on the way to the Governor for his signature and that he has pledged to sign it.  Between the funds from that bill and those in the Long Bill, Margaret is fairly confident that we will be able to continue to fund providers at this year’s level.  Margaret reminded the council that she will present the One-Year Plan at the June meeting for their review and approval.


The council members discussed the three new committee structure options laid out by the Office on Aging staff. 


There were two cons captured for Option 1:  (1) Titles don’t explain what the committee’s do, and (2) Recommendation to change Outreach to Advocacy.


There were two pros and three cons to Options 2A:  Pros – (1) Talent oriented, useful for new board members, and (2) Describes broad functions of the council (need to define titles).  Cons – (1) (Noted at least five times throughout the discussion); Events category should be named Special Projects; and be a regular committee - not ad hoc, (2) Events won’t have structure, and (3) Resource Development could possibly be competing for funds with other providers.


There were three Pros captured for Option 2B:  (1) Talent oriented, (2) Describes broad functions of the council, and (3) Special Events included in individual committees.


Marcie Greenslit moved to decide whether to change the current committee structure or keep it the same.  Roger Bailey seconded the motion.  Paul Bell commented that there may be a fourth option available and was concerned on voting on one of the options available.  The vote came to 8 in favor of changing and 5 to not change.


Roger Bailey moved to not vote on the three options available.  Marcie seconded and added comments that a subgroup be created to create a fourth option. 


Earl Stevens appointed a subcommittee to work on a fourth option.  Janet Montera volunteered to be the lead and schedule a time to discuss ideas with Roger Bailey, Marcie Greenslit, Steve Budner and Katy Mason.  Janet asked the council members to email her with three major points they would like addressed so that the subcommittee can start the process.



Earl adjourned the meeting at 3:30 p.m.



Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.