Collectively, CCAT represents urban, rural and frontier regions across the state dealing with a diversity of issues facing every corner of Colorado. Members bring their expertise to important policy discussions and help advance public policy that supports Colorado’s future.
Working Families & Economic Vitality
CCAT seeks to increase economic opportunity and improve equity and self-sufficiency for all Coloradans. To this end, CCAT promotes local economic development policies that provide pathways to living-wage careers and enhance community economic vitality, through means such as employment readiness, job training, and self-sufficiency programs.
Healthy Communities & Resources
CCAT is committed to supporting and sustaining healthy communities that strengthen individuals, families and positive outcomes for the future. CCAT promotes policy that will ensure the well-being of seniors, provide access to health care for all including behavioral health care, maintain safe and affordable housing, and improve access to effective and efficient public benefits and services that support healthy lives for Coloradans.
CCAT supports policies to promote environmental resiliency through multi-modal transportation, appropriate land use practices and development, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and conservation of resources through agricultural and forestry practices which ensure healthy land, water and air. CCAT supports reasonable regulation of extractive industries to protect air and water quality, reduce carbon and methane emissions, and reduce public health and safety impacts to residents.
CCAT supports policies that ensure the efficient delivery of community services in collaboration with state and federal partners that meet local needs. CCAT is opposed to mandates for services delivery that are not supported with commensurate, adequate financial resources.
Protect Public Lands
CCAT promotes policy to manage public lands and natural resources while balancing diverse needs and rights of community stakeholders. To that end, CCAT will support legislation to preserve open spaces for recreation use, wildlife habitat, and sustainability of our agricultural heritage, and to manage our wildland urban interface area for both fire preparedness and forest health. CCAT will oppose legislation and other efforts for the wholesale transfer of federal public lands to state or private ownership.