Evergreen town hall meeting to feature local, county and state officials

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By Sandy Barnes

Residents will have an opportunity to learn about community and state happenings at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 15, at the Evergreen Lake House.

Sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders, the event will feature state Rep. Cheri Gerou of House District 25, County Administrator Ralph Schell and Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink, among others.

Those who come to the meeting will have a chance to hear what key community leaders have to say, and also to ask questions, said Pathfinders leader Jim Gorman.

Gorman said the purpose of the event is to educate the public and offer a forum for discussion, which he hopes they will like.

“The Pathfinders want to provide a concise, high level of information,” said Gorman.

“Our purpose is to present the facts,” added Pathfinder member Don Dietzenbach.

In selecting presenters for the town hall meeting, Gorman said, he and others in the group have attempted to offer a broad range of viewpoints. 

During the meeting, Dean Dalvit of the Downtown Evergreen Economic District will talk about happenings in the downtown business community, and Steve Sumner, director of the Center for the Arts Evergreen, will discuss cultural and entertainment activities.

Scott Robson, executive director of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, will also make a presentation, along with John Ellis, president of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jennifer Anderson will make a presentation about the opening of Staunton State Park.

The Pathfinders is a nonpolitical organization that does not support or oppose any issue, political agenda or individual, according to information on the invitation to the town hall meeting.

“Our philosophy is that of conservatives,” said Gorman. “We want liberals in this group,” he added.

Among the Pathfinders members are international bankers, oil consultants, engineers, retired military officers and doctors, noted Gorman. Membership in the Pathfinders is by sponsorship and invitation only, Gorman noted. 

In addition to holding regular meetings that feature speakers and discussion, the Pathfinders also are involved in community service work, said Gorman.

Pathfinders volunteer at the Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center, to which they donate clothing for job interviews. They also donate Christmas baskets to the Seniors’ Resource Center and support Warm Heart, an effort to assist military families.

“We are very strong with the military and protecting the wives of soldiers,” said Gorman.

The town hall meeting is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake House on Wednesday, May 15.

In addition to the Evergreen Pathfinders, major sponsors for the event are Davidson Insurance Agency, Raymond James Financial Services, Tupper’s Team of ReMax Alliance, and the Evergreen Walmart.


Contact Sandy Barnes at sandy@evergreenco.com or call 303-350-1042.