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AARP AARP States Colorado Livable Communities

Community Conversation with AARPCO

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Join AARP Colorado State President Jean Nofles and AARP Colorado State Director Bob Murphy for a conversation about what we are doing in your local community.

The Webinar starts at 11:30 a.m. MDT on July 16, 2020. Murphy and Nofles will be available to answer your questions and discuss all that AARP has to offer in your community. Registration is required. Click here.

"This will help keep our members informed and our volunteers involved during this time of staying at home and staying safe," Nofles said. "We want you to know what AARP is all about."

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Nofles is State President of Colorado, which is a volunteer position. She worked in both the public and private sectors. Throughout her career, recurrent themes have been social interaction and public interest regulation. She worked in all levels of government.

Nofles is a recipient of the AARP Dedicated Service Award & Community Service Award 2015, the AARP ANDRUS Award in 2013, the AARP Advocacy Award 2008, as well as other professional and community related awards.

She has served as the State President of Colorado since 2015. She also is a member of the AARP Colorado Executive Council, the Legislative Advocate Team and past Chair of the Colorado Consumers’ Insurance Council.

Prior to joining AARP in 2007 as a volunteer, the majority of her career was with the Denver Regional Office. She held various roles – Federal Manager, Special Assistant to the Regional Director, Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator, Chief of North Dakota Team, Chief Medicaid Financial Operations, and Chief Peer Review for Survey and Certification. She also worked as government liaison to the Board of Directors for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and was a member of the Ethics Committee for Denver Hospice.

Nofles received her GSPA from University of Colorado and her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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Murphy joined AARP in 2016 as AARP Colorado State Director.

After eight years as the mayor of Lakewood, Murphy is now focused on issues relevant to the 670,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older Coloradans and their families.

He brings an extensive background in the public, private and entrepreneurial sectors. During his tenure as mayor of Lakewood, Murphy oversaw many transformational programs, including the opening of Lakewood’s first hospitals, the city’s first light rail line, the re-development of Belmar, and the award-winning 40W Arts District on Colfax Avenue. Murphy helped improve Lakewood’s livability, adding open space and bike trails. He ushered in Lakewood Linked, a citywide effort to bring together the spirit of volunteerism with the many needs of the community.

At AARP, Murphy oversees a staff of eight, who work on many issues impacting older adults and their families, including protecting Social Security and Medicare, as well as promoting age-friendly communities, affordable housing, caregiving and jobs, just to name a few. In addition to being the chief advocate for older adults in the state, he also works to enhance quality programs and discount offerings for AARP members.

Murphy also is a past chair of the Metro Mayors Caucus, where he has been instrumental in regional planning. He is the recipient of two elected official of the year awards, the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Denver Regional Council of Governments and the 2013 Wayne Carle Legacy Award from the Jefferson County School District for his work in promoting diversity. In 2016, he received the prestigious John Madden Jr. leadership award from the Colorado Business Council for the Arts for his work in promoting art and culture in Lakewood.

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