"Community Counts provides a valuable service to Garfield County citizens, namely, timely and effective access to energy operators when questions or concerns arise.
The Board of County Commissioners of Garfield County endorses your efforts to educate and provide a direct communication conduit for our citizens to the industry in a collaborative manner, which helps ensure a balanced approach to development of our energy resources."
John Martin, Chairman
Mike Samson, Commissioner
Tom Jankovsky, Commissioner
Community Relations Representative
"Because education is the key to operating in western Colorado's small communities, it's really important that the energy industry be accessible, transparent and able to communicate with the communities where we operate. WPX feels strongly that natural gas operators need to have a clear and open connection to our community and Community Counts is the perfect way to do that."
Parachute - Battlement Mesa
Parks and Recreation District
"It's very important for the natural gas industry to be involved with Community Counts because their operators do impact our community. As a rural community member, this organization has been very helpful. It has made this a safer place for me to ride my horses and enjoy the small town lifestyle we all want."
Town of Parachute
"In this community, you have to start with a foundation of trust. When you have a group like Community Counts that acts as a buffer on behalf of the interest of both residents and operators, mutual trust can gorw. Whether it's clearing up the congestion at Una Bridge or simply opening up the lines of communication between operators and residents, Community Counts is ready to help."
Patrol and K9 Officer
Parachute Police Department
"Because of Parachute's proximity to I-70, drug related activity in our community is often a concern. It's highly unusual for a town the size of parachute to be able to afford a dog like Bady, but I knew how much the community would benefit from having him on our team. With the overwhelming support from Community Counts and local businesses, we were able to bring Bady on to our police force and our neighborhoods are much safer because of that."
Battlement Mesa Residents
"We live along Battlement Mesa's main thoroughfare, Battlement Parkway. We and our neighbors really appreciate the timely response of Community Counts to concerns we have called in regarding compliance with the established truck route and jake brake noise by industry trucks. The cooperation of the operators and contractors to address our concerns has resulted in noise reduction and a more peaceful night's sleep."
Battlement Mesa Resident
"My husband and I moved to Battlement Mesa in 1999 when the gas and oil industry was beginning to increase. The effects of this activity were multifold - traffic, noise, road deterioration to name a few.
Filing a complaint or seeking remedies to these problems was extremely difficult but with the inception of Community Counts, the issues confronting the communities were directed to this organization and positive results became evident.
Community Counts has grown into a multifunctional organization that certainly has had a very positive impact on the area. The organization has reached out to the gas and oil companies to unite them in combined efforts to be good and responsible neighbors, to be transparent to the communities and to resolve issues as quickly as possible.
The members of Community Counts are to be congratulated on a 'JOB WELL DONE!' "