The Blueprint’s Governing Council

The Blueprint governing council will be made up of groups representing the breadth of organizations and individuals working on or experiencing hunger. The council represents a shared governance model aimed at ensuring the Blueprint efforts are community-lead and tied to the lived experience of those facing hunger as well as those working on-the-ground to end hunger.

Dec. 21, 2018 Kickoff Meeting Summary

The Governing Council kicked off its work by considering various issues needed to provide leadership and direction for the five years of Blueprint work. Seats on the council are continuing to be filled, with additional seats being held for individuals with lived experience as well as those representing rural areas of the state. The council received updates on the work of all four workgroups as well as an overview of the planned Blueprint communications structure.

Governing Council members considered both structure and oversight of the Blueprint during their first meeting. Particular areas of focus included:

  • The decision that Council terms will be one year to allow additional groups and individuals representation. Initial board terms will be staggered to avoid having the entire board roll off at the same time.

  • The governing council will pursue an executive team concept to support coordination of staff work.

  • The Blueprint has tried to employ consensus-based decision making rather than up or down voting on key decisions and that tradition will continue.

  • The Council is in the final process of drafting and posting a job description for the Implementation Director, with an aggressive timeline to have that director in place by early Spring.

The Governing Council’s next meet will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2019 at the Colorado Health Foundation.