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Community Agriculture Alliance

Support agriculture in the Yampa Valley! Through direct support, actions and programs CAA leads our community to grow agriculture and to create alliances.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
2
Full Time Staff:
1
Contract Staff:
1
Volunteers Annually:
125
Retention Rate:
100%

Patrick Stanko, Ag Resource Coordinator
Start Date: 2018

Patrick is a fourth-generation rancher on a local Yampa Valley ranch that has been in the family for more than 100 years. After a 20-year hiatus from the valley getting his Engineering degree and working in the cooperation world, Patrick moved back to the valley in 2013 to help with the family ranch. Staring work for the CAA in 2018 Patrick is exited to promote Agriculture in the Yampa Valley. As the Agriculture Resource Coordinator, Patrick will continue the water education, land stewardship classes, and supporting the Agriculture community in the Yampa Valley.

Michele Meyer, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2018

Michele has worked at CAA since 2010 and assumed the Executive Director role in 2018. She brings over 15 years of professional fund raising and marketing experience to the CAA. Michele previously worked for United Way, Hospice of Larimer County and has her own business as a personal trainer/yoga and spinning instructor. With a diverse background, Michele comments, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Community Agriculture Alliance. I truly believe in the organizations mission of preserving, promoting and supporting agriculture. One of the main reasons we moved here, and I think a very common one, is the western culture and heritage. The natural beauty of the area and working landscapes are critical to keeping the Yampa Valley so unique and special. I am honored to work on their behalf."

Heather Mantzke, Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2018

Heather is a serious local food lover and hopes to engage others in the movement through CAA's mission. Native to Wisconsin, she has no shortage of enthusiasm for supporting local farmers. She is excited to bring her experience in farming and volunteering with the CSA FairShare Coalition in Madison, WI to Steamboat Springs.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
4
Term Length:
2 years
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
11
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:
11

Board Demographics:

Female:
6
Male:
5
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
11
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

4

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

55%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

100%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

Committees

Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development
Development
Executive
Finance
Fundraising
Marketing
Stewardship

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