Betsy Hays - Preliminary Board Member Elect
- Mount Evans Home Health Care and Hospice
- Director of Resource Development
- BA International Relations, Wellesley College
- MBA Marketing, Pennsylvania State University
- Rotary Club of Evergreen
- Leadership Evergreen Class of 2009
- Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
- Conifer Chamber of Commerce
- Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce
- Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
- Consensus Builder
- Relationship Management Expert
- Community Champion and Connector
- Customer Acquisition/Retention Specialist
- Proven Team Leader and Player
- Excellent Project Manager
- Successful Marketing/Sales Executive
Why are you interested in serving on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s Board of Directors?
With my community, business and government connections I can be a true asset to the district as a new executive director comes on, the North Lake Trail improvements continue, negotiations with City and County of Denver are finalized. I have extensive experience in getting things accomplished in Evergreen and unincorporated Jefferson County. My only agenda is to assist the operations of the district for the quality of life benefit for the entire community.
What is the biggest challenge you see for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District in the future?
The biggest immediate challenge is bringing on and getting up to speed a new executive director. Simultaneously the district will need to navigate the execution of trail improvements, manage aging facilities and staffing issues while continuing to grow in operations as it recovers from COVID 19 impacts. Managing relationships and expectations of special interest groups to come to consensus for all will be critical over the next few years.
Betsy Hays is a long time and well recognized community leader. Through her various roles she is strongly connected to schools, businesses, Jefferson County government and her neighbors of over 20 years. She knows how to get things done, how to create consensus among multiple interests and has spent many years giving back to the community she loves in the public space.
Work wise, Betsy is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of the Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice fundraising efforts including grants, annual fund, major gifts, corporate partnerships and fundraising events. She has a B.A. in International Relations from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University. She spent over ten years doing marketing and advertising for AT&T, then in 2001 started her own home-based stationery business called Write-On Evergreen which she ran until 2008. From 2008 to 2011 she was the Membership and Advertising Director for the Evergreen Chamber. In 2011 she became the Development Director for Mountain Area Land Trust. Just prior to becoming the President of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce in 2015, she ran events for the Downtown Business Association. After six years as the Chamber President, Betsy joined the team at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice as the Director of Resource Development in October 2020. She received the 2020 Leader of the Year Award from Leadership Evergreen, the 2020 Leadership Impact Award from the Rotary Club of Evergreen and was inducted into the Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame in 2021.
Betsy and her husband John have lived in the Evergreen/Conifer area since 1995. They have three college age children. She loves to spend time outdoors running, skiing, biking, hiking, swimming, paddleboarding and is an avid reader. She has always been an active volunteer for our schools, sports teams, boy/girl scouts and our local nonprofit organizations. She has held leadership positions on most of the boards on which she has served and enjoys getting the word out about what is happening in our mountain community. On serving on the EPRD Board of Directors she says, “I am honored to serve my local community by connecting the public with EPRD, the new EPRD Executive Director, the businesses, Jefferson County government, and others about how the Rec District serves us all and contributes to our way of life.”