Earlier this year, Early Childhood Council of Larimer County, in partnership with United Way of Larimer County, convened a Steering Committee of community leaders to shape and inform a strategic viability assessment project to determine whether and when to pursue a ballot measure to raise dedicated, local public funding for early childhood programs in Larimer County.

The Committee completed a thorough due diligence process with guidance and support from a professional consulting team with extensive experience in early childhood policy and state and local ballot measures in Colorado.

Based on this due diligence process, it is the recommendation of this group that the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners refer a county-wide sales & use tax increase question to voters at the November 2021 election for the purpose of supporting working parents, children, and early care and education programs in Larimer County.

Read the Final Report on the Exploratory Work here.

Contact Larimer County Commissioners TODAY and urge them to refer this question to voters. Here are sample email templates and below is their contact information.