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Peak Progress (QLI) is a community effort that has engaged 150 community leaders in the Pikes Peak Region. Thank you to our volunteers for their valuable time and knowledge!

  • Andy Vick
  • Tara Thomas
  • Jon Khoury
  • Claire Swinford
  • Catlin Lowans
  • Daisy McGowan, M.A.
  • Jeresneyka Rose
  • Lynn Vidler
  • Idris Goodwin
  • Laura Hines
  • Deborah Thornton
  • Morgan Hester
  • Alicia Gonzalez
  • Landon Cook
  • Kyle Campbell
  • Kelsey Leeson
  • Travis Easton
  • Will Mast
  • Lor Pellegrino
  • Karole Campbell
  • Beatriz Arsuaga
  • Warren Epstein
  • Stephanie Adams
  • Jessica McMullen
  • Lauri Martin
  • Jeff Thomas
  • Dani Barger
  • Greg Dingrando
  • Katie Pelton
  • Sean Holveck
  • Jenifer Furda
  • Marjorie Noleen
  • Deb Mahan
  • Paige Whitney
  • Chris Valentine
  • Drew
  • Shannon Anderson
  • Diane Loschen
  • Dawn Conley
  • J Trylch
  • Jacob Anderson
  • Debbie Balch
  • Barbara Headle
  • Doug Palmer
  • Leslie Sabin
  • Cailee Schade
  • Erin Bradley
  • Amy Gillentine-Sweet
  • Terry Zarsky
  • Kathleen Johnson
  • Matt Cooney
  • Rebecca Theobald
  • Matt Gottfried
  • John Putnam
  • Bruce Fogarty
  • Robin Roberts
  • Dirk Draper
  • Lynette Crow-Iverson
  • Aikta Marcoulier
  • Austin Buckett
  • Matt Drosendahl
  • Kevin Walker
  • Laura McGuire
  • Terry Hayes
  • Paul Rochette
  • Jared Usrey
  • Debbie Miller
  • Valerie Martin Conley
  • Deborah Glynn
  • Emily Sherwood
  • Lance Bolton
  • Betsy Brown
  • Dr. Wendy Birhanzel
  • Susan Payne
  • Jackie Florendo
  • Cory Notestine
  • Katherine Hochevar
  • Andy Gunning
  • Hillary Reed
  • Joe Aldez
  • Sarah B Johnson
  • Jeff Eckhart
  • Scott Trainor
  • Deb Walker
  • Bret Waters
  • Carol Bruce-Fritz
  • Anne Beer
  • Cari Davis
  • Claire Girardeau
  • Mary Ellen Benson
  • Lynne Jones
  • Fadi Youkhana
  • Brian Baxter
  • Kenya Lee
  • Liz Price
  • Annie H. Lee, JD
  • Trista Kochis
  • Christopher Aaby
  • Samantha Bailey
  • Dave Padgett
  • Jennifer Peterson
  • Amber Shanklin
  • Dylan Harris
  • Mary Barber
  • Jane Ard-Smith
  • Nick Ragain
  • Becky Leinweber
  • Kim King (or Karen Palus)
  • Cody Wigner
  • Willie Kazaskie
  • Cheryl McCullough
  • Amy Long
  • Susan Davies
  • Sandy Hancock
  • Larissa Powers
  • Laura Broderick
  • Tammy Sayles
  • Hillary Dodge
  • Deb Hamilton
  • Brian Grady
  • Fletcher Howard
  • Lt. Matt Racine
  • Lt. Bud Perry
  • Anne Markley
  • Brian Cummings
  • Morgan Mote
  • Justin White
  • Emma Kerr
  • Carvine
  • Katherine Fuller
  • Mary Stegner
  • Eric Barnett
  • Noreen Landis-Tyson
  • April Speake
  • Christopher Garvin
  • Shannon Brice
  • Haley Chapin
  • Brian Newsome
  • Roxanne Eflin
  • Lorri Orwig
  • Kim Mauthe
  • Brenda Rogers
  • Patricia Yeager
  • Deana Hunt
  • Craig Blewitt
  • John Liosatos
  • Brian Risley
  • Jody A. Barker
  • Tamara Dipner
  • Whitley Crow
  • Rocky Scott
  • Kate Brady
  • Troy Stover
  • Jason Nelson

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The Peak Progress (QLI) Report is a community effort to look at and evaluate different components of quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. This project convenes volunteers, community members, and leaders from across the region (Vision Councils) to gather and evaluate data and create goals (referred to as “priority areas”) in various categories.

This report originated in 2007 after Howard Brooks and Jerry Smith recognized the need for benchmarking information and gathered the necessary community support and resources to publish the first edition. The 2019/2020 report seeks to move the report forward by not only focusing on indicators, but also looking for ways to take these findings and create actionable change and improve the quality of life in the Pikes Peak Region. To do this, we followed the original process of creating benchmarks by comparing the Pikes Peak Region to other regions in order to see how we are doing compared to other places in the United States, as well as looking at data over time.

This report is for anyone from a general citizen to an elected representative. Based on the foundation of community groups, networks, and resources that were assembled to develop it, this highly beneficial tool provides reliable and easy to understand data with the potential and proposed steps for actionable change.  

Quality of Life Indicators

Quality of Life Indicators