Healthy Communities Committee
Co-Chair and Committee Representative
Kris Valdez, AICP, MURP
Kris Valdez, a seasoned planner with over 25 years of experience in both public and private sector clients, currently serves as a Program Manager at the Denver Regional Council of Governments. Kris has demonstrated her proficiency in managing some of the most significant and controversial projects of her employers by utilizing her analytical and organizational skills. She is adept at evaluating and synthesizing complex information, crafting conservation easements, organizing genuine community engagement, conducting public presentations, providing exemplary customer service, budgeting, organization, and explicating intricate legal documents into everyday language.
Kris Valdez's vast experience in the field and her exceptional professional skills make her a valuable asset to any organization.
Roshana Floyd, MPA, AICP CFM
Welcome to the Healthy Communities Committee! Health is impacted by where we live, work, learn and play.
The APA Colorado Healthy Communities Committee (HCC) is a group of professionals that promote the creation of healthy communities in Colorado. HCC seeks to influence the planning profession by identifying opportunities and strategies that encourage the implementation of healthy community planning. HCC acts as a clearinghouse and resource for best practices and educational opportunities that encourage professionals to integrate health by promoting concepts, language, and policies in their role. As members of this committee, we infuse the recognition that planning has an effect on the determinants of community health and we promote equitable practices in planning to further support healthy community principles.
If you’re interested in learning more, sharing your community’s experience or brainstorming ways to better integrate health and planning, we’d love to hear from you!