Quality of Life Indicators
If you ask people in the Pikes Peak region whether our quality of life is improving or declining, you will get a variety of answers. This is a very subjective topic. Individuals tend to evaluate quality of life through the lens of their own experience, or the experiences of family and friends.
Quality of life factors are critical to a successful future. There are hundreds of examples of once desirable places to live that deteriorated because of controllable issues that local leaders did not recognize and address. By examining what makes our community great, we can bring people together around the issues that count. It is easier to create broad coalitions when there are basic community goals we can all agree on.
The report makes a conscious effort to present only facts. While it shows trends, the report does not attempt to evaluate these trends as positive or negative. The goal of presenting this data is to help community members prioritize and make educated decisions about which areas deserve investment of time, talent and resources. The goal of this entire effort is positive action. Let’s work together to make life better for all of us!
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Visit the Quality of Life Indicators website or click below to view a digital version of the 2011 QLI report:
What People are Saying About the Report
“Working together, as a community of more than 600,000 citizens across the Pikes Peak region, to improve and enhance our quality of life is going to be an essential task to enable us to reach our full potential in the future. I encourage all members of our community to read the report and explore areas where they can help us move forward and improve our quality of life…together.” Steve Bach, City of Colorado Springs Mayor
"It's very important for our community and elected leaders to better understand issues of local concern as we plan and prioritize for the future. The Quality of Life Indicators is an invaluable tool which provides a barometer for measuring important service levels and human issues through active citizen engagement." Sallie Clark, El Paso County Commissioner District 3 Vice Chair
"The Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Region report is very useful - not only as a community of concerned citizens but for businesses considering relocation to our state. Every community has challenges, but QLI helps us make smart decisions based on the best information available." Amy Stephens, State Representative, Monument, CO
2013 QLI Executive Committee
|Lisa Bachman||Lisa Bachman PR Services|
|Carrie Cramm||Pikes Peak United Way|
|Aimee Liotino||Pikes Peak United Way|
|Dave Munger||Council of Neighbors and Organizations|
|Becci Ruder||Leadership Pikes Peak|
|Susan Saksa||Leadership Pikes Peak|
2013 QLI Vision Council Chairs
|Arts & Culture||Christina McGrath||Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region|
|Built Environment||Tim Seibert||N.E.S. Inc.|
|Community Engagement||Dave Somers||Center for Nonprofit Execellence|
|Economy||Tucker Hart Adams||Summit Economics|
|Education||Jes Raintree||District 38 Program Volunteer|
|Health||Carol Bruce-Fritz||Community Health Partnership|
|Natural Environment||Frank Kinder||Colorado Springs Utilities|
|Recreation||Susan Davies||Trails and Open Space Coalition|
|Safety||Rich Brown||Colorado Springs Fire Department|
|Safety||Pete Carey||Colorado Springs Police Department|
|Social Wellbeing||Noreen Landis-Tyson||Community Partnership for Child Development|
|Transportation||Dave Munger||Council of Neighbors and Organizations|
|Marketing||Becky Armstrong||Becky Armstrong - Marketing & Advertising|