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What the year looks like so far for CAFR

From the Executive Director

Here we are, more than half way through 2018! I would like to take this opportunity to update you on what the year looks like so far. Last year we drafted a new strategic plan, which included revamping our vision, our mission and the value proposition for CAFR, along with an operations plan that outlines key performance indicators to measure how we are doing. We want you to know all the progress being made, so here is a list of achievements so far for each of six focus areas – and we still have more than four months to go!


Six focus areas Performance area achievements
Establish regional and subject-matter councils


Launched the Cannabis Council in April

Launched the Northern Colorado Council in July

Working to launch a Western Slope council by year-end


Increase our number of members and amount of member engagement


Grown from 217 members at the beginning of 2017 to 301 as of July – a 39% increase in members

Received pro bono web development to build a materials exchange platform

Surpassed partner level membership goal for the year in July


Achieve recommended priorities for the policy committee


Policy committee white paper complete

Working on gubernatorial candidate packets

Helped defeat bill to abolish Paint Care Stewardship Act


Host round tables Hosted glass and e-waste round tables

Hosted 12 round tables at the Summit for Recycling

Current work groups for glass collection and a cardboard disposal ban in Colorado Springs


Be the leading agency on infrastructure and end-market projects


Glass collection pilot set to launch in September

Plastics group working to research new technology for plastics #3-#7.


Achieve event goals with the Summit for Recycling and Annual Meeting


Surpassed sponsorship goals for the Summit

Surpassed attendee goals for the Summit

If you would like to hear details about work underway and what we have planned for the remainder of the year, please join us at the 2018 Annual Meeting on September 11th at Acreage restaurant in Lafayette. I look forward to seeing you there!

Laurie Johnson
CAFR Executive Director

This entry was posted on Monday, August 6th, 2018.