Pitkin County employee appointed to state commission
Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Chad Federwitz, Pitkin County’s manager of Senior Services, to the Colorado Commission on Aging to study the issues and challenges of the state’s older adult population.
Federwitz will serve a four-year term promoting and assisting in the establishment of local programs and services for older adults, coordinating services among government and private agencies.
“I am looking forward to working side-by-side with the talented and dedicated professionals focusing on this important issue for small and rural communities across the State,” Federwitz said, “and I am honored that the governor appointed me for this position.”
Federwitz, a gerontologist and dementia care advocate, holds a master’s degree in gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado as well as a masterss in religious studies from Naropa University. He has been with Pitkin County Human Services as the manager of Senior Services since May 2016.
The Colorado Commission on Aging was established in 2013 under the authority of the Older Coloradans Act to serve as the primary advisory body on all matters affecting older persons.
For more information on the commission, visit http://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs-boards-committees-collaboration/colorado-commission-aging
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