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Greeley Responsive, Responsible & Resilient

August 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Following 15+ months of facing a variety of challenges linked to a Pandemic that didn’t come with any navigation instructions – local business women need an update and forecast as to how to cope with fall-out from all that has occurred and get some guidance as to what the future might offer local businesses. ” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”Speaker: Roy Otto, City Manager – City of Greeley” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]The City of Greeley is a multiple-service organization providing services in the areas of public safety, public works, water and sewer, parks, recreation, culture, and community development.

The Greeley City Manager is in charge of managing the departments within Greeley City Government that are tasked with overseeing administrative duties, and the departments which handle public services (Greeley Police Department, Greeley Fire Department, Public Works, and Water & Sewer). He works with Assistant City Managers I & II.

The Greeley City Manager is responsible for hiring and firing all of the heads of each department. Greeley City Manager is an appointed position. Greeley City Council is responsible for hiring and firing the City Manager.

Greeley operates with a council-manager form of government where the City Council is responsible for legislative actions and the City Manager is responsible for overseeing the City’s operations.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Northern Colorado Women in Business members gather the first Wednesday morning of each month so we can continue to learn more about each other and our diverse businesses while enjoying an enlightening program, delicious breakfast, and powerful networking.

Our members select the topics (and often the speakers who presents the requested information at our workshops). These topics enrich our experiences and make us stronger more industrious business managers, employees and team members.

There are also months like this one, when we explore more serious topics such as recovering from a 15+ month pandemic. Like most business people in Greeley, we are interested in what Greeley leadership has done to help local businesses ride out the bumps and all the restrictions we have had to manage due to COVID 19.

So, you asked to hear from Greeley leadership and I reached-out to Roy with an invitation to come and bring us up-to-date on what has been happening to help local businesses “hang-on” and what is in our future.

Coming to speak to a herd of business women following a very challenging time for our community …and our world probably doesn’t come easy. The theme the City of Greeley had for the development of the 2021 Budget was being Responsive, Responsible and Resilient as they navigate the pandemic. Roy will share some specific examples of these efforts and what to look forward to in the future. We are blessed that this busy leader made time for us!

After this WORKshop you will come away confident that…

1. We will overcome the pandemic
2. Greeley has a bright future
3. Citizens can use the pandemic to look at where you are in your life’s journey…and decide where you want to go.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Roy Otto, City Manager – City of Greeley since 2005″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Roy Otto is a native of Colorado. He graduated from Greeley West High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. After completing his Master’s degree in Public Administration and working in Florida, Roy came back to Greeley in 2005.

He says: I decided I wanted to be a City Manager when I was just 14-years-old.”

Following this decision his life journey lead him to Greeley, Fort Collins, St. Petersburg, Florida (where he met and married his wonderful wife Sally) and then they returned to Greeley to ultimately serve his adopted home town as our City Manager.

Roy has a great sense of humor and posts a monthly online feature you won’t want to miss called:   YOU OTTO KNOW! …which addresses a wide variety of interesting topics such as Greeley’s history (which you can once again learn more about by visiting Greeley’s museums and Centennial Village, as they are re-opened)!

I’ve truly enjoyed his recent video about Pickle Ball and the newest outdoor courts at Sherwood Park. If you haven’t tried this fabulous sport, which is a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton, You really should see the video on the City Web Site!

Roy’s resume is vast and you might not be aware that he was a popular contestant at the Loveland Chamber’s Dancing With the Stars fundraiser a couple years back. I asked him if he would lead our 7th inning stretch and show us a few of his dance moves…but he bypassed that request!

You can contact Roy at:

Roy Otto, City Manager
1000 10th Street  (I believe his office has moved – but this is on their web site)
Greeley, CO 80631
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(970) 350-9750
Cell: (970) 397-8796
ro******@gr********.com[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Registration Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your Cost: Just $27 when pre-paid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 28th – when registration will close or when our seats are maxed-out. NOTE: We have sold-out every month for 3 years, so don’t delay! Seating is limited in the over flow area of the Colorado Model Railroad Museum. Sign-up below to pay online with PayPal / credit card, or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Northern Colorado Women in Business or Kristi’s Kreations, LLC to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before 5 p.m. on the 28th. If no one is home just tuck your payment envelope in the flower can on the inside of the front door. All checks are held and deposited the day of our Workshop.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Workshop Day Wednesday, August 4th Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Catering:

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Aimee Hutson, Aunt Helen’s Coffee House & Catering

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 3rd Celeste Ewert, Envision; Rose Esparza, Rose’s Professional Massage Therapy; Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development

7:45 a.m. Jean Morrell, Morrell & Associates/ACS; Kelly Jackson, Aims Foundation; Alisa Anderson, Home Team Lending

7:45 a.m. Barb Wasung, CPA/Weld Food Bank & Community Grief Center; Celeste Ewert, Envision

Jaymi Anderson, Life/Relationship Coaching; Margie Martinez, United Way of Weld County; Trista Ells, Stoddard Funeral Home/Sunset Memorial Gardens; Diane Holmberg, Eaton School District; Chris McDermott, Habitat for Humanity[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421691023{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay it Forward – Arrive @ 7:45 a.m.:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay-it-Forward: Alexa Hepler, Commercial Exteriors by JOF will be collecting donations and business cards to raise $$ for the Weld Food Bank. Knowing not everyone is getting enough to eat in our community – means we need to HELP! Alexa will coordinate our philanthropic effort this month to help the WFB’s Emergency Food Box program and the weekend Backpack program feeding kids when they are away from school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


August 4, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Michelle Kempema
Linda Winter
Aimee Hutson
Celeste Ewert
Rose Esparza
Elizabeth Mahoney
Jean Morrell
Jean Daviet
Kelly Jackson
Alisa Anderson
Barbara Wasung
Jaymi Anderson
Margie Martinez
Trista Ells
Christine McDermott
Diane Holmberg
Alexa Hepler
June Lemmings
Sue Helfrich, Allstate Ins.
Janet Bedingfield