Partnership Members

Policy and Legislative Advisory Network

Policy and Legislative Advisory Network

The Policy and Legislative Advisory Network (PLAN) is a leadership table composed of policy leaders from investing partner organizations and local, state, and federal elected officials. The PLAN is a working group that drives the policy and advocacy strategy for the network, focusing on policies, legislation, and funding allocation that can be impacted and/or developed at ALL levels (organizational, municipal, county, regional, state, and federal).

Within the PLAN, there exists a Core Team of members that meet more frequently to engage in critical work sessions in order to ensure that community decision-makers on the larger PLAN have the information, research, and pre-work necessary to move forward with policy decisions.

Policy and Legislative Advisory Network Members

Dr. Cynthia Armendariz, Director of Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative, Colorado Department of Higher Education
Lynn Baca, County Commissioner, Adams County Government
Adam Burg,  Senior Advisor Legislative and Government Affairs, Adams County Government
Andrés Carrera, Senator Hickenlooper’s Office
Clay Cunningham, Chief Operations Officer, Community Reach Center
Julie Duran Mullica, Council Member, City of Northglenn
Joe Ferdani, Chief Communications Officer, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Seve Ghose, Director, Parks and Recreation, City of Thornton
Maria Gonzalez, CEO, Adelante Community Development
Eva Henry, County Commissioner, Adams County Government
Lisa Jansen Thompson, Executive Director, Early Childhood Partnership Adams County
Mathew La Crue, Managing Director, Dentons
Savannah Mantele, Sewald Hanfling Public Affairs
Ryan McCoy, Board of Education, President; Foundation Executive Director, Westminster Public Schools; Front Range Community College Foundation
Nicole Milo, System Director Government and Community Affairs, ACREP, Centura Health
Steve O’Dorisio, County Commissioner, Adams County Government
Emma Pinter, County Commissioner, Adams County Government
Kathy Plomer, President, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education
Pam Smith, Director, Anythink Library
Kami Welch, President, Arvada Chamber of Commerce
Jon Whiting, Senior Management Analyst
Jenny Wilford, Mayor Pro Tem, Council Member, City of Northglenn

For more information contact, Kayah Swanson, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, at