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: Board of Directors: Vice-Chair of Rocky Mountain Women's Film; El Pomar Foundation, Emerging Leaders Development - Asian Advisory Council Co-Chair; Board of Directors: Urban Peak Colorado Springs; Board of Directors: Modbo Co School of Art; Board of Trustees: Colorado Springs Fine Art Center; Board of Directors: Center for Nonprofit Excellence; Board of Directors: Pikes Peak Arts Council; Board of Directors: Community Prep School; Board of Directors: Colorado Springs Indy Give! Campaign; Advisory Board: KRCC Advisory Council.
Ms. Coté’s diverse experience in the field of nonprofit administration, education and 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. As a native Coloradoan, life-long activist and strong proponent of consensus-building through creative partnerships- she sees her current position as an opportunity to make a powerful and unique contribution to improve the overall quality of life in Colorado.