Chief of Staff Laura Neumann was on hand to discuss Mayor Steve Bach’s Goals and Breakthrough Strategies for 2013 at the monthly meeting of the Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS) Leadership Committee.
“Mayor Bach’s three main goals are jobs, transforming City government, and building community,” said Chief of Staff Neumann, “His Breakthrough Strategies are to lead pension reform, improve the economy in three Economic Priority Zones (Southeast Colorado Springs, Downtown, and the UCCS/North Nevada corridor), improve the City’s image in three targeted Gateway or Gem areas, and work with City Council to determine the long-range ownership and governance of Colorado Springs Utilities.” Laura also emphasized that CAPS volunteers will be playing a critical role in the City’s upcoming wildfire safety public awareness campaign.
During the Q&A session that followed Laura’s presentation, the discussion focused on the importance of CAPS volunteers to the Downtown Ambassador Program and the new Downtown surveillance camera program. Additionally, the strength and passion of volunteer efforts throughout the community was praised. Police Chief Pete Carey and Fire Chief Rich Brown also presented their Police and Fire Breakthrough Strategies for 2013.
2103 CAPS Leadership Committee
- Chair: William Nelson, Attorney at Law Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP
- Vice President and Treasurer: Jan Weiland, Cascade Investment Group Inc.
- Mary Ellen McNally: Community Member
- Nathan Newbrough: President and CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
- Jay Patel: Global Development Green Redevelopment
- James Proby: Director of Career Services, New Horizons
- Debbie Sagen: Director of Extended Learning, Pikes Peak Community College
- Jamie Brown Thompson: Grants and Programs Officer, Pikes Peak Community Foundation
- Captain Kathleen MacLaren: Colorado Springs Fire Department
- Commander Pat Rigdon: Colorado Springs Police Department
- Jean Kraus: Administrator, Office of Volunteer Services-Public Safety