Longmont Multicultural Plan
Overview and Accomplishments
The City of Longmont, Colorado has developed a strategic
plan designed to guide the community over the next five years (2003-2007)
while becoming a multicultural community. The strategic planning process emerged
from the findings of a community assessment of needs and assets among Boulder
County Latino residents, which was published and released to the Boulder County
community in October 2001.
In 2002, the Longmont City Council invited the entire Longmont community to
come together to understand the issues outlined in the Latino Assessment report
and to create a community-wide strategic plan to address some of the issues
that are significant in the Longmont community. During the course of four
meetings, over 100 community members worked together to create a vision and
a strategic plan that will not only establish and sustain connections with
the Latino community, but will also serve as a tool where the people of Longmont
can work together to become a caring and inclusive community.
Longmont Multicultural Plan Overview and Accomplishments (Adobe pdf Powerpoint presentation 251KB)
The strategic plan is built around our vision statement. The plan contains
goals, strategies and action steps in the following areas of community interest:
education; health; housing; culture; economy and community.
Community members have formed task forces around each of these issues. These
task forces are responsible for developing and carrying out action steps to
address these areas in Longmont. All of the activities are supportive of our
vision statement. The following are the strategic objectives established by
each task force:
- Increase involvement and educational achievement in the Longmont community
through active promotion of local resources and opportunities.
- Develop sustainable community network of individuals and organizations willing to address Latino health issues.
- Support and develop programs within Longmont that will provide for a
- Organize efforts to focus on creating safe, affordable housing in Longmont.
- Implement a rental inspection program.
- Promote fair housing practices.
- Educate and create an awareness of housing services, programs, and homeownership
opportunities in Longmont.
- Promote positive community climate, participation and increase multicultural
- Expand the use of media to increase and celebrate awareness of all cultures.
- Engage Latino community members in civic and community activities.
- Identify and address barriers to Latino community and political involvement.
Longmont Multicultural Plan Coordination
Representatives from each task force also serve on a Steering Committee, which
is responsible for providing ongoing direction and guidance to the plan implementation
|Leslie Anderton, Culture Task Force
|Libby Barstow, Community Involvement Task Force
|Perla Delgado, Steering Committee Co-Chair and Education Task Force
Marietta Gonzales, Education Task Force
Greg Jaramillo, Health Task Force
Warren Laughlin, Health Task Force
|Sarah Levison, City Council Liaison
|Miguel Medina, Community Involvement Task Force
|Marta V. Moreno, Culture Task Force
Carmen Ramirez, Housing Task Force
|Karen Roney, City Staff Liaison
|Edwina Salazar, Community Involvement Task Force
|Sam Seyfi, Culture Task Force
|Beverly Springer, Steering Committee Co-Chair and Community Involvement Task Force
|Maria Tostado, Culture Task Force
How Can I Get Involved?
The Steering Committee invites all interested Longmont residents to be a part
of this five-year strategic journey to become a more inclusive community,
with this plan as its road map. You are welcome to contact the Community Relations
Office to learn more and/or to join one of the task forces.
For more information, contact:
Carmen Ramirez, Office of Community & Neighborhood Relations
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