CONO is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to advocating for and training neighborhoods to be safe, healthy, and thriving places to live.
For 41 years, CONO has preserved and protected hundreds of neighborhoods in El Paso & Teller Counties. Building on our relationships throughout the business, nonprofit, and government sectors and within neighborhoods, CONO's support and resources create safer and healthier neighborhoods and empower leaders and change communities one neighborhood at a time. Your memberships and donations help increase our capacity to serve more neighborhoods, provide more training opportunities and, in particular, impact low- to moderate-income areas.
CONO staff is dedicated to the City of Colorado Springs and empowering neighborhoods. You will regularly see members of this staff at community, city, and county meetings. Feel free to stop them and say hello!
Program Development & Event Coordinator VISTA
Dave Munger is executive director of the Council of Neighbors and Organizations.
Dave is a graduate of Kenyon College (A.B., philosophy) and Indiana University (M.A., Government). He served for three years on active duty as an Air Force Signals Intelligence Officer, and for eight years on inactive reserve.
Dave has been active in CONO for 12 years, first as a member of the board, then as president, and since 2014, as executive director.
Sara, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Ohio with a BA in Sociology, has used her passion for creativity and helping others throughout her career.
Before CONO, Sara worked at a nonprofit as an executive assistant and development officer, helping behind the scenes to raise money and awareness for those in need.
Sara was the first employed and paid staff person for CONO in 2015. She is very involved in the community, is the Vice President of her neighborhood organization, plans several community events and fundraisers and has a strong commitment to being a positive influence in others lives.
Max has a BA in Sport Management, an MA in Urban & Regional Planning and a Graduate Certificate of Real Estate Development -- all from the University of Michigan. He has both public and private experience including work for a development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan and as a Foreclosure Mitigation Specialist for the Washtenaw County Treasurer's Office.
His passion for community and sport has led to him being an assistant coach for the Harrison Varsity Baseball team along with being a member of the Olympic City USA Brand Activation Team through the Mayor's Office.
Rachel graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May of 2017 with a BS in Conservation and Environmental Science.
Rachel is CONO's first of three Americorps VISTA members. She will be with CONO until Aug. 2018 holding the role of Program Development & Event Coordinator VISTA.
Her passion for the outdoors and interest in helping others is what drew her to CONO and Colorado Springs.
CONO Board Members
President - Rustic Hills HOA
Manager - Discovery HOA
Member - Ivywild Improvement Society