The Lake County Community Fund (LCCF) is pleased to announce that Gloria Perez has joined the nonprofit’s board of directors.
Perez has been a resident of Leadville for over 30 years and brings more than 20 years of community service and management experience to the board. For the past ten years, Perez has worked for Lake County Human Services as the supervisor for Lake County Wraparound, a program that serves children, youth and families experiencing complex needs. Prior to the position with Lake County, she served as the property manager at Mountain View Village for four years. Her work experience also includes working as a victim’s advocate for the Advocates of Lake County and as a parenting program coordinator for Full Circle of Lake County.
“I look forward to having the opportunity to be part of the Lake County Community Fund board,” said Perez. “As someone who has my own lived experience across life domains and as a professional that has been serving and assisting families in many capacities in Lake County for many years, I feel that I will be able to share that perspective to help drive the vision and goals of the community fund.”
Perez has been an active volunteer in Leadville, serving the Latino Lideres Coalition, the Unmet Needs Committee, the homeless subcommittee and the community justice center workgroup. She has been involved with raising funds for the community soccer field, increasing voter registration among Latino populations, participating with Lake County School District vision-planning, and supporting suicide and mental health awareness. This past month, Perez was selected as a fellow to the Boettcher Foundation’s Doers and Difference Makers Fellowship, which will begin this August.
A graduate of Lake County High School, Perez has an associate degree from Colorado Mountain College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Regis University. In addition, she is a professionally qualified language interpreter.
She and her husband have three sons, Eddie (22), Fabian (19) and Alexander (11).
“The Lake County Community Fund is honored to welcome Gloria Perez to our board of directors,” said LCCF Board President Melissa Kendrick. “Having grown up in Leadville, and with her deep and broad understanding in addressing our community’s most critical needs, she will bring an important voice to the board.”
“Our board members and I are thrilled to welcome Gloria to the community fund,” said John McMurtry, executive director. “She brings exceptional skills and experience in helping youth and families navigate through the complexities of living, thriving and reaching their full potential in our community.”