Governance

The IPWA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 100% volunteer corporation founded in 1985, with no paid staff and is managed by an elected board of directors and officers, coming from volunteers, members and members of the public.

Our Articles of Incorporation:

Our organization, originally known as the “Indian Peaks Working Group”, was incorporated to provide the following services:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of issues regarding the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area

  • Provide a volunteer clearinghouse to work with the USFS to coordinate, train, and supervise volunteers working in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area,

  • Provide a forum for information exchange among the USFS, local government, and interested citizens,

  • Assist in developing a process for identifying and solving problems for the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area,

  • Establish an ongoing public education program regarding the Indian Peaks Area, its ecology, its popularity, and techniques to minimize the impact on it, and

  • To undertake, sponsor, encourage and publish research on the natural sciences and management problems of the Indian Peaks Wilderness and adjacent areas.

2020 Board of Directors

Officers:

Chairman – Kelly Prendergast 

Vice Chairman – Andy Gup (Trail Projects and Winter Patrol Lead)

Treasurer – Fiona Garvin (Fundraising)

Secretary – Yonah Cohen (Volunteer Services & Public Website)

At-Large Board Members: 

Quartermaster - CJ Gup

Communications  & Marketing Lead - Reghan Gillman

Research, Education & Advocacy Lead - Daryl Ogden

Training Coordinator Lead - Faith Overall

Supporting and Committee Members (Non-Board):

Accountant - Mary Durham

Legal Services - Meredith Dodd

Mentoring Coordinator - Leslie Brodhead

Volunteer Portal Web Master - Deb Hopkins

Trail Projects Coordinator - Bryon Lawrence

Intern Coordinators - Rex and Barba Hickman

Volunteer Portal Web Master - Deb Hopkins 

Advisory Group - Stuart Dodd, Matt Peck, Jan Robertson

Research Grant Committee - Eric Durham

Available Positions (Board and Non-Board Options):

Fundraising Team - Open

IT Support - Open

Trailhead Host Coordinator - Open

Information Specialist Coordinator - Open

Committee Members (Trails/Trees Projects, Research, Training, etc.) - Open

Questions or comments? Contact us!

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INDIAN PEAKS WILDERNESS ALLIANCE (IPWA)

P.O. Box 17382, Boulder CO 80308   |   hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org