Josie Heath

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Josie Heath "is President of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, a position she has held since l995. She served as County Commissioner from l982-1990, the second woman elected to serve as Commissioner for Boulder County.

"Heath served in the Carter Administration as the Regional Director of Action, the federal agency for national service. Her leadership responsibilities included Peace Corps recruitment, Vista programs, University Year for Action, the Retired Senior Volunteer Corps and supervision of other programs involving eighteen thousand volunteers in six western states.

"Josie was a candidate for the United States Senate in l990, winning the Democratic primary, but losing the general election. She was also a US Senate candidate in l992.

"She taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in l991, and later served as the Assistant to the Director of the White House Office of National Service in the Clinton administration.

"From l994-98, Heath served as a member of Harvard’s Project Liberty team working with elected officials in emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe. She has worked extensively with elected officials in 10 different countries and has made fourteen trips to work with officials in countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, the Slovak and The Czech Republics. She has also been a consultant for the Transatlantic Community Foundations.

"Josie was an honorary Torch Bearer for the 1996 Olympics.

"In 2004, she was inducted in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. She is one of the founders of the Women's Foundation of Colorado, and is a member of the International Women's Forum. Josie was a Commissioner for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Stadium District and co-chaired the Coors Field Design committee.

"The Colorado Association of NonProfit Organizations honored Josie as their 2004 Awardee for her statewide service to the civic sector. She was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in that same year.

"Heath has an undergraduate degree from Eastern Oregon University and a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin.

"She has been married to Rollie Heath for 44 years. They have three children and five grandchildren." [1]

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  1. Josie Heath, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, accessed January 9, 2010.