Proposal for SLV Broadband
Community Relations Manager

The San Luis Valley Council of Governments requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms for the position of San Luis Valley Broadband Community Relations Manager. This individual/firm will report directly to the SLV COG Broadband Technical Steering Committee and SLVCOG Executive Board as contractors and will be considered for contract renewal on an annual basis.

The Broadband Community Relations Manager will work in partnership with the technical Broadband Services Manager to oversee the buildout of regional broadband enhancement within Colorado Planning Region 8 by pre-approved broadband projects. The Broadband Community Relations Manager will center regional broadband efforts in a digital equity lens inclusive of the region’s most geographically isolated and underserved communities, ensuring that those furthest from opportunity have a seat at the table. Working closely with nonprofit leaders in the San Luis Valley Regional Broadband Collaborative (SLV RBC), the position will leverage the existing trust and relationships held by the SLV RBC to develop meaningful community engagement in this process. The SLV RBC is building an equity accountability plan to guide this work, which will ensure that smaller communities remain central in our decision-making process. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the equity plan established for the project.

The RFP and more information are found at the links below. Please review these documents.

SLV Regional Broadband Community Relations Manager RFP

SLV Community Outreach Vision Statement – San Luis Valley Regional Broadband Collaborative

SLV Community Outreach – Broadband Presentation

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the San Luis Valley Development Resources Group is to promote and facilitate Economic and Community Development Programs which will create jobs, Improve Income and maintain the quality of life in the San Luis Valley. We are investing in ourselves.
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SLV Business Loan Fund

The San Luis Valley Business Loan Fund provides financing for business expansion, retention, and start-ups. Businesses must be able to provide or retain permanent full time equivalent jobs, filling 60% of the positions with low-moderate income persons.  We are a gap financer and encourage bank participation.  We do not compete with or replace local lending institutions.
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Our Region

The San Luis Valley is “Colorado Genuine” surrounded by majestic mountain ranges cradling the state’s most fertile valley at the headwaters of the historic Rio Grande — a spiritual center of indigenous populations enhanced by a rich Hispano legacy; that today embraces a natural diversity of the essence of Colorado.
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