Response to Coronavirus
As we continue to weather the ongoing coronavirus pandemic crisis, acknowledging our assets could provide some comfort. Individuals have come together to demonstrate a strength of community by supporting vulnerable and high risk neighbors and residents across the city by grocery store runs and supply drop-offs, and expressing appreciation for medical providers and other essential employees. To volunteer or request help, visit Stapleton Cares: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199027428037856
Local leadership has acted prudently in response to the increasing daily rate of new cases, and mandated school closures, social distancing, and staying home in an effort to spread out the initial wave of incident cases of COVID-19. Scientists, many of whom live among us as neighbors, have expanded available resources and knowledge in record speed in response to the novel virus. As we continue to support each other and practice social distancing, may you be safe and healthy.
SUN President Amanda Allshouse
April SUN meeting: Tuesday April 21 at 6:30pm
Scheduled to be in-person at the Central Park Recreation Center, however should in-person meetings remain against local policy in mid-April, the meeting will be hosted virtually. Meeting location, or virtual access information will be available: www.StapletonUntedNeighbors.org.
Election for SUN Board of Directors
At the Annual Community Forum (Wednesday May 13, The Cube), the community will be asked to approve a slate of seven candidates to begin a 2-year term as a member of the SUN Board of Directors: Amanda Allshouse, Jea Arzberger, Jeffrey Barron, Jeff Ederer, Carol Hunter, Mandle Rousseau, and Sandra Thébaud. Biographic descriptions for two new SUN board member candidates are provided below—biographic sketches for the remaining five candidates, all returning board members, are available on the SUN website stated above.
I volunteered for the SUN Transportation Committee in 2019 to help foster a safe, inviting community for pedestrians, bicyclists, skaters, runners and drivers. That decision led to further involvement in the community through the SUN Board. Although my husband, John Colvin, and I are relatively new to Colorado, having moved here in 2017, we visited our extended family in Denver for 20 years. We’re delighted with the wonderful neighbors in Conservatory Green and other parts of the community. We were also thrilled and surprised when our adult son chose to move to Denver in 2018. As an educator in Albuquerque and San Diego, I worked as a middle school classroom teacher, college instructor, staff developer, community liaison for a San Diego school board member, and instructional leader in literacy for grades 6-12. These roles gave me extensive experience in interacting with parents, students, teachers, administrators, political entities, and other community members to problem-solve inside and outside of schools. Community service has been my professional and personal practice throughout my adult life. I look forward to continuing that role through the SUN Board.
Hi! I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with 25 years experience and expertise in Stress Management. I moved to Stapleton in 2011 with my two children (Nicolas and Simone). We have watched Stapleton grow and evolve. What I love most about Stapleton is the effort that goes into creating events that bring the community together. For years, I used to run a free meditation group at Stapleton MCA open to anyone who wanted to attend. For the past few years, I’ve organized The Orange Bag Project to collect clothing donations for A Precious Child and Denver Rescue Mission. Currently, I provide stress management resources, training and coaching through StressIntel. I’m glad that I have time to participate on the SUN Board and contribute to making Stapleton a wonderful community for all.