About UsOur Mission:
To Promote lavender as an alternative cash crop in Western Colorado through education, research, networking and market development.
How We Got Started
In the spring of 2009 this joyous discovery of growing lavender led to the creation of our non-profit organization, the Lavender Association of Western Colorado.
With the help and guidance of Colorado State University Extension-Tri River Area which is based in Grand Junction, Colorado, our founders plotted a course to promote lavender as an alternative cash crop in Western Colorado through education, research, networking and market development. It soon became apparent that the whole world is as excited about Colorado-grown lavender as we are!
As we move forward in our mission we will continue to learn and share our knowledge and love of lavender through this website, classes and seminars, tours and festivals.
Committees are the task forces made up of our members who work alongside the Board of Directors to perform specialized duties in the interest of the members, community and Lavender Association of Western Colorado. If you are interested in being on a Task Force, please contact us for more information.
Lavender Association of Western Colorado operates under the International Revenue Services (IRS) for non-profit organizations 501 (c) (6). Our Board of Directors manage this organization under the IRS requirements of 501 (c) (6) as well as the Bylaws voted upon by the general membership.
If you have questions, we’re here for you, Contact Us!
Board Members, Officers and Support Staff
Kristin Nielsen | President | Membership & Website Chair | Email | NielsenVillage
Barbara Albers | Vice President |
Lisa Proietti | Secretary | Belli Fiori
Lee Ann Nielsen | Treasurer | Nielsen Village
Susan Smith | Director
Lee Kleiman | Director
Becky Zook | Director
Paula Rohr | Annual Festival Director | Email
Holiday Fair – Paula Rohr, Email
Education & Research – Bob Korver
USLGA Region 4 Representative – Nanette Keck-Hill