About Jo Burns
Hi! Let's get to know each other better and cultivate some uncommon connections. I'm all about connections...making them, sharing them, cultivating them and transforming them into relationships that impact how we live, work and play. I do this by speaking, training, consulting and being involved in my personal and professional communities. I am passionate about parks, recreation, public health and how it all comes together to create HEALTH in our communities.
The Serious Stuff
I believe in the power, capacity and resilience of all people to collaborate and create community regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ability, ethnicity, religion and/or sexual preference. I believe in the power of collaboration, whether its 2, 20 or 200, when purposes and goals align. I want to work with like minded professionals and organizations to create projects that bring us together. Embracing our differences can make us stronger. Let's roll up our sleeves and get busy!
Jo has a BS in Business/Psychology and a MS in Recreation & Leisure Studies. She completed the Advance Leadership Training Program with RIHEL in 2013 which helped give birth to the Colorado Public Health/Parks and Recreation Collaborative. Jo received the Public Health Hero Award from Tri-County Health Department for working tirelessly to bring together nontraditional partners to achieve common goals for healthy communities.
The Fun Stuff
Jo is married to Brian (almost 30 years) with 2 teenage children. She is the caregiver for her 100 year old Grandmother. She enjoys the outdoors, fire-pits with S'mores, hiking, reading, skiing, cooking, good chocolate and wine. She really enjoys watching her son mountain bike race and her daughter dance. Jo volunteers at Majestic View Nature Center, serves on several professional committees and boards, as well as volunteers at her children's schools.