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​Active Adult Organizations

​​Active Adult Advisory Board

The purpose of the Active Adult Advisory Board is to promote and facilitate communications between the Board and the City Council in matters impacting the needs and interests of 55+ citizens. The board assists the City Council in being responsive and well advised as to issues of particular relevancy to 55+ citizens. 

The Board meets at 1 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except for July (4 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday in July).  The Board consists of 11 members one from each ward of the city, one mayor appointee, one 55+ Organization representative, one member of the business community and two members at large. All members are approved by City Council. 

If you are interested in applying to the Board, please contact the Active Adult Center at 303-255-7850 or the City Clerk's office at 303-538-7230.

Meet Our Members:

William NelsonWilliam Nelson
Chairperson  |  Ward 4

Virginia Anne PoppeVirginia Anne Poppe
Vice Chairperson  |  Ward 4

Ann BrothersAnn Brothers
Ward 3

Carla MartinezCarla Martinez
Ward 1
Mary PayneMary Payne
Ward 3
Dr. Gordon SnyderDr. Gordon Snyder
Ward 1
Debra SprinkleDebra Sprinkle
Ward 4
Rebecca Berner
Ward 2
Martin WisniewskiMartin Wisniewski
Ward 3

Carol NorbergCarol Norberg
Ward 4

Joe QuintanaJoe Quintana
Ward 3

55+ Organization

The 55+ Organization is a non-profit membership based organization that operates in partnership with the Active Adult Center. The 55+ Organization supports the Active Adult Center by hosting programs such as bingo and holiday parties, purchasing needed equipment and fundraising for the center. Members pay an annual fee of $5 per year. The 55+ Organization has an Advisory Board consisting of 12 members who meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. 

For more information please contact the 55+ Organization Board at 


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