Colorado Public Works Journal, Spring 2024

The Colorado Public Works Journal - J O U R N A L THE EDITOR REMEMBER that Colorado Public Works Journal can now be read online, on your phone, tablet or other mobile device. Please go there, take a look and let us know what you think at SPRING 2024┃3 Jo Taylor, Managing Editor “You are a community that we want to be a part of” I hadn’t quite thought of Colorado Public Works Journal in this way, but this is what someone said to me recently and it really made me think. When you think of a community, you think of a group of people with shared interests, maybe in your neighborhood, or a social group that you belong to. Where you build relationships, share knowledge, support each other and connect with new people and make friends. These communities are important for our well-being, knowing that we have people that we can rely upon, to help us when we need it. It also promotes a sense of belonging and inclusivity, which is good for our mental health. Here at Colorado Public Works Journal, we are all about connections. Connecting people with people, connecting people with businesses and connecting businesses with products and services that they need in our industry to do their jobs. Networking with organizations to facilitate introductions to those who could benefit, to learn new skills or find a sponsor. So, if that is building a community, then yes we are one. The growth of our publication is a testament to the many connections we have facilitated. The exposure of the people who are leaders in this industry and who have become mentors to others. Giving people a voice, giving companies recognition for their achievements., whether that be a promotion, or a project well done. Making connections are key to your life for work purposes, career advancement, or in your personal life. We all have a value of what we can offer someone, so make a new connection today starting with us, online at LinkedIn or Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!