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Welcome to our website. It has been designed to help you be more empowered to preserve and enhance your neighborhood. We want www.cscono.org to be a resource for information that can help you in many ways to enhance the quality of life for you, your children, and your children's children. There are over 200 helpful links in this site covering a wide range of topics all of which we hope are useful to our neighbors and community.

We, and our website, are open to all who promote and encourage community and neighborhoods.

The next Council of Neighbors and Organizations meeting will be

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
5:00-7:30 PM
CONO's New Home
309 S. Cascade Ave map

Parking is available on the street and across the street in the juror parking. There is no charge for parking in the juror lot during Council of Neighbors and Organizations meeting times.
in the County parking garage on Tejon.

Click here for our 2014 Meeting Calendar

2015 Membership Application

2015 Membership Application Cover Letter

We are looking for volunteers to help us staff the new Council of Neighbors and Organizations office. Please contact us if you would be willing to donate a few hours each week or month to greet visitors, describe CONO’s services, and answer the two phone lines.

Summary of Results of CONO Strategic Planning Session


Contact us at: info@cscono.org or CONO, 309 S. Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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Volunteers Needed for the Salvation Army

Each Christmas Season, the Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bells for the Red Kettle Program in shifts at various locations, to raise money to provide year-round assistance through daily meal programs, a food pantry, shelter, family services, etc. You can call Larry Bagley (719-494-5917) for more information. Or, to get locations, dates and times for bell ringing/kettle shifts and to sign up, you can call Alma Scott (719-636-5266) or go on line at https://volunteer.usawest.org/Home.aspx , and then to https://volunteer.usawest.org/KettleLocationListPage.aspx . There is also a way to set up a web site kettle for donations if desired, and if you have several folks that want to volunteer, you can get a team together to take a block of time for ringing.


Volunteers Needed for the Highway Advisory Commission

Colorado Springs, CO, November 19, 2014 The El Paso County Board of Commissioners is seeking community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the Highway Advisory Commission. Applications for the open position are due by December 5, 2014.

The Highway Advisory Commission was created to advise the Board of County Commissioners in matters involving policy and philosophy relating to the Department of Transportation's operations and activities. This board is charged with determining and protecting the best interests of the Entire County. Highway Advisory Commissioners must demonstrate an active interest in the goals and objectives of the Transportation Division, and be willing to work with other members to achieve the goals and objectives and help resolve problems.

The commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. Five members represent each of the county commissioner districts, with the remaining members representing the county at-large. Commission meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

The Highway Advisory Commission is currently seeking one At-Large representative and one Associate Member. If appointed, members will advise the BoCC and the Transportation and Fleet Division on matters involving policy and philosophy relating to the Department of Transportation's operations and activities.

The volunteer application is located at www.elpasoco.com and can be accessed by clicking on the “Volunteer Boards” link. Applicants are asked to reference the board and position they wish to represent and include a mailing address and daytime phone number. Send completed applications and letter of interest and/or résumés to:

Board of County Commissioners

Attn: Jessica McMullen, El Paso County Executive Administrative Assistant

200 S. Cascade Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2208


Applications may also be faxed to 719-520-6397 ATTN Jessica McMullen.

For further information call 719-520-6555.


CONO’s Library

We have books for lending. These books will help you understand how to help create community; so feel free to come in at Council of Neighbors and Organizations

We're working on a written training program for neighborhood leaders. What do you think are the most important skills a neighborhood leader should have? What does a neighborhood leader need to know?