14 results for tag: Kristy Milligan


Final Remarks from Kristy Milligan, Executive Director, 2010-2014

  Note: The Citizens Project staff and board celebrated Kristy Milligan's tenure at a celebration at the end of November, 2014.  She is the longest serving staff member that Citizens Project has had and we are grateful for the legacy that she leaves. I started volunteering with Citizens Project in 2003, quite by accident, after returning “home” from the east coast. Almost immediately, my involvement with Citizens Project transformed the way I saw the Pikes Peak region. It changed my narrative and my perspective from one of scarcity and threat to one of abundance and possibility. In all honestly, Citizens Project made it desirable ...

Creating Community Breakfast Raises over $51,000

More than 500 community members gathered to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s tenth annual Creating Community Breakfast.  The breakfast highlighted the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, and religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement. This event raised over $51,000 in general operating support for Citizens Project’s many programs including: candidate survey voter guides, its monthly publication Citizens Project Online News, and the Citizens Project Activist Network, which currently serves over 1,500 subscribers. Corporate ...

Citizens Project Raises over $50,000 at 9th Annual Breakfast Fundraiser

More than 500 community members gathered today to create community and celebrate diversity at Citizens Project’s ninth annual Creating Community Breakfast.  The breakfast highlighted the work Citizens Project is doing in the Pikes Peak region to promote equal rights, diversity, religious freedom through separation of church and state, and civic engagement. This event raised over $50,000 in general operating support for Citizens Project’s many programs including: candidate survey voter guides, its monthly publication Freedom Watch Online, and the Citizens Project Activist Network, which currently serves over 1,500 subscribers. Corporate and ...

Destination: Love

a personal commentary on Civil Unions by Kristy Milligan, Executive Director If you ask anyone who knows me well, they’ll tell you. I cry at weddings.  Big weddings, small weddings, family weddings, friend weddings, weddings of people I hardly know. It doesn’t matter. I cry. Naturally then, I expected some tears and sniffles at this week’s local Civil Unions celebration, and sniffle I did. But as I walked through the blustery evening to my car and sat down, something completely unexpected happened. I sobbed. Inconsolably. (more…)


Deafening silence

written by Kristy Milligan, Executive Director In the wake of the election, candidates will evaluate their campaign strategy. What went well? What didn’t? Why did some win, and others lose? At Citizens Project, we wish we had the resources to conduct widespread polling. What we do have the benefit of is reliable anecdotes and interactions with supporters and community members.  This election year, the one thing we heard the most was disappointment that candidates were not participating in surveys, interviews, and forums. In Colorado Springs, we had two competitive Colorado Legislature races. And in those races, there were two candidates, ...