Amber Coté has a twenty+ year career focused on empowering vulnerable populations in her local community- advocating for abused and neglected children and victims of domestic violence; leading efforts to provide creative self-expression and job training opportunities for young adults; directing a regional early education initiative at Pikes Peak United Way; serving as the Volunteer Services and Community Outreach Director for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado and now in her current position as Director of Education and Service Enterprise for Colorado Nonprofit Association.
She has served on the following board and committees: Rocky Mountain Women's Film Board, Urban Peak Colorado Springs Board; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Board, Center for Nonprofit ExcellenceBoard, Pikes Peak Arts Council Board, Community Prep School Board, Colorado Springs Indy Give! Campaign Advisory Board, KRCC Advisory Council, Modbo Co School of Art Board and El Pomar Foundation, Emerging Leaders Development - Asian Advisory Council Co-Chair.
Ms. Coté’s diverse experience in the field of nonprofit administration, judicial advocacy and business informs her approach to civic engagement, collaboration-building and organizational leadership. She particularly enjoys developing alliances that leverage shared values to achieve a common vision. Born and raised in Colorado, she has been a life-long activist and strong proponent of consensus-building through creative partnerships to build up communities across the FrontRange. She sees her current position as an opportunity to make a powerful and unique contribution to improve the overall quality of life in her home-state.