Volunteer With Housing Colorado!

Housing Colorado wants to be the absolute best at what we do, but we can’t do it without you — our members. Each year, thousands of volunteer hours shape our core services, from the legislative and conference planning committees to robust educational programs. One of the best and most rewarding ways to maximize your membership is by joining a volunteer committee. Click here to download the 2020 Volunteer Handbook.

To request to sign up for for a committee, please contact the staff person below.

Awards Committee
This committee interviews and reviews Eagle Award nominees. Senior members make Eagle Award recommendations to the Housing Colorado Board of Directors. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for a way to get more familiar with projects, programs and people in the affordable industry, 2) enjoy putting on an editor hat and writing up a story for an Eagle Award nominee, and 3) are good at listening to an award nominee and uncovering key facts to help identify leaders in the affordable housing industry.

Commitment: Meets in late winter and early spring, varies in commitment but expect 5-10 hours.
Staff Contact: Rachel Massman
2020 Co-Chairs: Tim Beal and Katheryn Grosscup
2020 Committee Members

Conference Planning Committee
The Conference Planning Committee helps plan and implement the Housing Colorado Conference. Each volunteer is asked to join a subcommittee. There are three subcommittee options: Publications (advises on design and proofreading), Workshops (helps choose workshop topics from proposal submissions), and Special Events (determines keynote speakers). 

Commitment: Meets 4-5 times from January - September. Sub-committee commitments vary. Also asked to volunteer in logistics preparation and at the conference.
Staff Contact: Rachel Massman
2020 Co-Chairs: Ron Mehl and Melinda Pasquini
2020 Committee Members

Editorial Committee
The purpose of the Editorial Committee is to direct strategy for communications projects.

Commitment:  Quarterly conference calls
Staff Contact: Dora Grace
2020 Chair: María Sepúlveda
2020 Committee Members

Education Committee
This committee is responsible for the implementation of our monthly educational and networking opportunities. The committee meets quarterly to review proposals for educational events and finalize program content and speakers. This is a great fit if you 1) are looking for an opportunity to shape Housing Colorado’s educational programs on a year-round basis, 2) enjoy seeking out hot topics in the affordable housing industry and getting people talking about them, and 3) are good at building strong connections with a wide range of organizations. 

Commitment: Meets quarterly and given other assignments/advisement opportunities throughout year.
Staff Contact: Rachel Massman 
2020 Co-Chairs: Adam Kopp and Joseph Sammartino
2020 Committee Members

Legislative Committee
As authorized by the Housing Colorado Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee consists of industry professionals that are appointed by the board to monitor all legislation that impacts the development and preservation of affordable housing in Colorado. The Legislative Committee includes an industry diverse representation of members that lend their knowledge and experience to translate often complicated legislative proposals into real-world impacts that inform Housing Colorado’s position on specific bills. Legislative Committee appointments are made in the fall and are board approved.

Commitment: High level of involvement. Throughout legislative session, involvement in weekly conference calls, review of bill reports, and taking positions is expected.
Staff Contact: Elena Wilken
2020 Chair:
Amy Case
2020 Committee Members


Membership & Sponsorship Committee
The purpose of the Membership & Sponsorship Committee is to provide guidance about Housing Colorado's Membership and Sponsorship strategies.

Commitment:  Quarterly conference calls
Staff Contact: 
Dora Grace
2020 Committee Members

Young Professionals Committee

This committee is for young professionals, emerging leaders, and members new to the affordable housing industry who want to plan education and events specifically for these Housing Colorado members. 

Commitment:  Quarterly meetings
Staff Contact: 
Rachel Massman
2020 Co-Chairs: 
 Amritpal Byrd and Ben Taylor
2020 Committee Members


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