Our mission is to build on our 60-year history of transformative community organization efforts by protecting and enhancing Boulder County’s unique character and desirability, while at the same time reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact. We are a future-focused, citizen-led grassroots activist organization that uses education, political action, and encouragement of good governance to advocate for public—not special—interests. We’re here for you. We’re here for the environment. And we’re here to stay.

Thanks for Voting!

PLAN-Boulder County offers our hearty congratulations to Adam Swetlik, Mark Wallach, Junie Joseph, Rachel Friend, Aaron Brockett, and Bob Yates, our newly elected city council members.  We also thank all of the candidates who ran this year. This was an excellent field of highly competent candidates with diverse backgrounds and Boulder will be well served if those who didn’t get elected remain active in our community through boards, commissions, and other leadership opportunities.

PLAN-Boulder is thrilled to see the passage of 2H and 2I, two ballot measures we worked hard to support. It is particularly significant that 85% of Boulder voters supported open space and the conservation easement for Long’s Gardens. This is perhaps the most lopsided open space win in Boulder history and reflects positively on the core values of our community and our unity of those values. Boulder voters also enthusiastically supported 2I, (67%) a first step at creating more affordable home-ownership for people who live and work in Boulder.

PLAN-Boulder was pleased to observe that Boulder’s recently approved election finance rules which were put into effect for the first time had a positive impact. None of the issues regarding financial disclose that were problematic in the past two off-year elections emerged this time to our knowledge. We hope this trend will continue in future Boulder elections.

Finally, PLAN-Boulder extends our thanks to our friends and neighbors for getting out the vote. Our democracy is alive and well thanks to you.

PLAN-Boulder County Annual DInner

July 15th, 2019|Comments Off on PLAN-Boulder County Annual DInner

Join us for the 2019 PLAN Boulder County Annual Dinner Dr. John Holdren, of Harvard University and former Obama science adviser and climate expert will deliver the keynote remarks "Meeting the Climate-Change Challenge: [...]

Our Guiding Principles


Control growth to meet community goals and preserve quality of life.

Open Space

Preserve open space to conserve wildlife habitat, provide for agriculture and for recreation and renewal.


Support a balanced transportation system that encourages walking, bicycling, car sharing and mass transit.

Good Governance

Encourage citizen engagement, open data and transparency.


Decrease greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency, conservation and renewable energy sources.


Enhance the diversity of people and housing choices.