Dr. David Mencin has lived in Lyons since 2005 and considers there to be no better town or community. He is the Director of Data Services at UNAVCO and a Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Ella Levy has been a Boulder County resident for nearly 20 years. She recently moved to Lyons in search of a tight-knit community, access to the outdoors and music. As a former non-profit fundraising professional, she now specializes as a sales professional in the start-up technology sector.
In this uncertain time of health and economic crisis and political strife, the Lyons Community Foundation wants you to know there is a small advisory board of caring and dedicated volunteers, and a staff member who work hard to raise money to support diverse non-profit groups whose intent is to improve the quality of life and encourage positive change in the greater Lyons area. We do it because we care.
WE CARE about the economic stability of our local restaurants, shops and art galleries, hair salons, auto repair shops, and health care services - as well as many others who make up our business community.
WE CARE about our residents who need food and assistance in time of need.
WE CARE about our musicians and artists and service workers whose ability to make a living has been greatly diminished during this pandemic.
WE CARE about the groups who want to beautify our community, who choose to teach us about the pioneers who began and grew this town, and those who want to encourage us to use plants and methods to support our native ecology, and those who wish to enhance the education of our young people.
WE CARE because we appreciate the essential services, the outstanding entertainment, and the community connection these people provide for us.
WE CARE because these people are our Neighbors and Friends.
We are immensely grateful for the many generous residents who appreciate what we do and helped us come very close to reaching our goal of $30,000 through their monthly and end of year giving. You are our angels, and we need all of YOU so that we can do our work of improving the quality of life, and encouraging positive change in the greater Lyons area. We approach this new year with hope that the health and economic crisis will end, and our community will connect in kindness, compassion and joy!
Happy New Year to all!
Lyons Community Foundation