May 12, 2023
Marshall Fire Recovery Newsletter – May 12, 2023
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Governor Polis signs a set of bills to help with future wildfires and disasters
Governor Polis visited a home impacted by the Marshall Fire today to hold a bill signing ceremony to help with future wildfires and disasters. With lessons learned from the fire, Gov. Polis formally signed into law HB23-1174: Homeowner's Insurance Underinsurance, HB23-1288: Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan, HB23-1240: Sales Use Tax Exemption Wildfire Disaster Construction, and HB23-1254: Habitability of Residential Premises.
Got questions on property values?
Join the Boulder County Commissioners and Assessor Cindy Braddock for a presentation on Thursday, May 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. at La Vita Bella, 471 Main St., Longmont regarding the recent property valuations sent to all county residents. This public meeting will include a question-and-answer session, or you can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get additional information on property valuations.
May is Wildfire Awareness Month
The Boulder County Commissioners have proclaimed May 2023 as Wildfire Awareness Month in Boulder County – an opportunity for residents to find out more about wildfire preparedness and mitigation, including the county’s work and how residents can take action. May would traditionally have been the start of wildfire season, but as the Marshall Fire taught us less than a year and a half ago, the climate crisis has introduced the concept of year-long wildfire risk – which makes education and mitigation all the more important. Learn actions you can take to prepare for future wildfires.
Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County continue to offer free counseling
Jewish Family Service and Community Foundation Boulder County continue to offer Boulder County Crisis Counseling to those affected by the Marshall Fire. The program offers 10 free individual or family counseling sessions and provides a pool of more than 250 licensed providers from which to choose. Counseling services are available until July 31, 2023, or until all funding allocated for this purpose is expended, whichever comes first. For additional details about the program, visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc.
Babysitting grant available for mental health activities
Marshall Together has received a grant from the Rotary District 5450 to put toward babysitting (by Babysitters of Boulder) for fire-impacted families. Funds are to be used for babysitting during mental health related activities like therapy, couples counseling, self-care activities, etc. Apply for the grant.
Join Marshall Restoring Our Community (MROC) as they host Saturday Fun from 10 a.m. to noon. Each Saturday will have a different theme. The first Saturday of the month will be an arts & craft theme; the second Saturday will be board games, cards and puzzles; the third Saturday is technology help; and the fourth is knitting and crocheting. These programs are geared for ages 13 and older. Come join the fun at Marshall ROC, 357 McCaslin, Suite 115-B, Louisville.
Survivor to Survivor ForumTuesday, May 16, 20238 p.m.Zoom – registration required
2023 Disaster Education & Outreach Series: Wildfire Risk Assessment Next StepsWednesday, May 24 – 6-10 p.m.Louisville City Hall, 749 Main St., or virtually via ZoomLearn more about the 2023 Disaster Education & Outreach Series
Train-the-Trainer Disaster Strong Preparedness SeriesFriday, June 2, 6-8:30 p.m.Lefthand Fire Protection District 900 Lefthand Canyon Drive, BoulderRegister
EnergySmart Open Office Hours:Second and fourth Thursday of every month – Feb. 9 through June 299 a.m. to noon (no appointment necessary)Superior Community Center, 1500 Coalton RoadGet free advice on building efficiently – for homeowners, builders, code officials, trade partners
Chat with a Construction CrewThird Thursday of every month – Feb. 16 – May 1810 a.m. to noon (no appointment needed)Marshall ROC Office, 357 McCaslin Blvd, Suite 115-B, Louisville
The latest information and resources are located on the Boulder County Marshall Fire Recovery website or contact Katie Arrington, Assistant Recovery Manager for Boulder County, email@example.com