If you follow UP’s work, you know that the relationships we build with public officials in disaster areas are an essential part of how our small staff serves so many consumers far from our base in San Francisco. El Paso (Colorado) County Commissioner Sallie Clark is one such official. When the Pikes Peak Region she serves as a County Commissioner was devastated in a series of wildfires and floods, Sallie researched United Policyholders’ credentials and accepted our offer to bring our Roadmap to Recovery program in to help her constituents. Her early recognition of the value we bring to devastated communities was a boon to her community and we and many wildfire and flood survivors are very grateful.
Sallie helped us coordinate and publicize educational workshops and meet her community’s insurance-related needs. She showed up at every one of the many events we hosted and stayed abreast of the many technical challenges her constituents faced during the long term recovery process. Not only is she is genuinely very concerned about her community’s dramatic increase in flood risk due to the burn scars from the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest wildfires…she is determined that the county must do everything it can to reduce that risk and help home and business owners do the same.
Sallie is an exemplary public servant whose genuine dedication to serving the best interests of the residents and businesses in her community is an inspiration. So it did not surprise us when she quickly rose through the ranks of her fellow County officials to become the President of the National Association of County Officials.
Congratulations Sallie! We look forward to continuing to work with you to promote wildfire and flood mitigation and loss resiliency, and insurance preparedness in Colorado and beyond.