Eight African-American Legislators Sworn in the 71st General Assembly
The 71st Colorado General Assembly kicked off the New Year on Jan. 11 with eight African-American legislators taking oath of office. Newly elected Senators Rhonda Fields and Angela Williams will make up the ranks of Colorado’s 35 senators.
James Coleman (Aurora Dist. 7) and Dominique Jackson (Aurora Dist. 42) who replaced vacated seats Rhonda Fields and Angela Williams respectively will join the ranks of 65 House Representatives which include Tony Exum (Colo. Springs Dist. 17), Janet Bucker (Aurora Dist. 40), Leslie Herod (Denver Dist. 8) and Jovan Melton (Aurora Dist. 41).
Angelle C.Fouther Joins LiveWell Colorado as Director of Communications
As director of communications, Angelle Fouther leads communications strategies to engage LiveWell Colorado’s audiences and partners and advance its mission.
Prior to joining LiveWell, Angelle served as director of communications for the Denver Foundation. She was the marketing manager for Denver Botanic Gardens prior to that. Angelle is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Masters of Arts and Culture Certificate, with a concentration in creative writing, from the University of Denver. She has served in leadership roles on the board of directors for Girls, Inc. and the Mayor’s African American Commission, and with Jack and Jill of America Metro Denver and the Blueprint Denver Task Force, as a mayoral appointee. She was the founding board chair (and current board member and Retail and Economic Development Task Team Leader) ofMontbello Organizing Committee.
Angelle is married to Rev. Dr. James E. Fouther, Jr., and mom to daughters Danielle and Daryn.
Twenty-three Beaus Recognized at Annual Jack and Jill Gala
The Denver Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated celebrated its 33rd Annual Beautillion on Sunday, December 18. The formal gala, held at the Denver Marriott City Center, captured the essence of the theme, “Persevering to Make a Global Impact” and honored 23 African American high school seniors from the Denver metro area. These outstanding young men have excelled in leadership, academics, athletics, and community service, and follow in the footsteps of over 800 Beautillion alumni, employed in an array of professions, who live both locally and throughout the country.