by Angela Settell and Pam Gross
As we walked the neighborhoods of Loveland we were excited by the energy and interests of the residents in our community. We were impressed by the people we met and their backgrounds and experiences. They shared their areas of concern and expertise and how they were willing to volunteer their time to help give back to their community.
Our goal is to identify and bring on new people as community volunteers. We are committed to achieving a balance between new and experienced volunteers. People who have never served before, but have expressed an interest to become involved, are now afforded that opportunity. As a practical matter we also believe that we have a responsibility to mentor those who desire to become involved and ultimately express an interest in serving on council. Expanding our volunteer base will pay dividends in the future.
There are many ways to get involved and to keep up to date on happenings in Loveland:
- Through our city website; sign up for our free Straight From the Heart e-newsletter
- Attend council meetings
- Serve on committees
- Offer assistance on issues where you have a specific professional skill or experience.
Every two years the Mayor appoints, and Council approves, members of Charter commissions and standing committees in accordance with Council rules and the City Charter. Charter commissions are: Planning and Zoning, Recreation Board, Civil Service and Board of Zoning Appeals. Council over the years has created many committees such as: Finance, Law and Ordinance, Fifty Forward and most recently Public Relations and Communications. There are over 60 volunteers working on these committees.
We appreciate all the hard work of our volunteers, value their service and commitment and hope they will be involved in other aspects of the community. Loveland is truly blessed with many talented and diverse citizens who contribute to the vibrancy of Loveland.
Angie Settell, Vice Mayor City of Loveland
Pamela Gross, Councilwoman City of Loveland