Action 22 is a volunteer-driven membership organization of individuals, cities, communities, counties, associations, businesses and organizations in a 22-county region, banding together for a stronger voice on statewide discussion tables, the State Legislature and in Washington, D.C. Action 22’s mission is to give voice to Southern Colorado and serve as a leader for cohesive action to affect change and shape the future of Southern Colorado.
Action 22 builds coalitions in support of its efforts and works to shape policies for the future of Southern Colorado. The organization represents a 36,530 sq. mile area (35% of the state) consisting of 850,000 citizens, 19.5% of the state’s population ranging from the San Luis Valley to the Kansas state line. The most effective means of affecting legislation is by grassroots advocacy efforts by our members.
The organization is run by a Board of Directors that includes up to three delegates from each of the 22 counties and each county area has an equal voice. Members residing within county boundaries elect its own delegates to the Board. The Board elects the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. The county area board delegates from each of the regions elect Regional Vice Chairs.
The key to the success of Action 22 is the involvement of its members. Networking and pooling members’ talents and skills builds a strong organization. It is through the committee structure that research, study and debate of issues occur. Committees then make policy and position recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Office is open Monday thru Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM.
Our mission is to promote the general economic activity of our local community, and to improve the standard of living for its existing and future residents.
Kim MacDonnell, Executive Director
Acelynn Ratzlaff, Administrative Assistant
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
ARKANSAS VALLEY VA CLINICS
Martha Martinez, Administrative Officer 383-5101 (FAX 383-5181)
La Junta Primary Care Clinic Toll Free 1-877-329-2625
1100 Carson, Suite 104, La Junta, 81050
383-5195 (FAX 383-5183)
La Junta Mental Health Clinic Toll Free 1-877-329-2625
Lamar Clinic – Toll Free 1-866-240-2279
201 Kendall Dr., Lamar, 81052
336-5972 (FAX 336-5980)
Bent County Veterans Service Office
P.O. Box 350
1214 Ambassador Thompson Blvd., Room 213
Las Animas, CO 81054
Hours: Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On call every day.