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Colorado House Rep. Jonathan Singer, MSW

Jonathan Singer Instructor

Contact information

1586 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1586

Areas of Interest

Social welfare policy, child protection, marijuana policy, welfare to work outcomes.


Representative Singer has served House District 11 (Allenspark, Hygiene, Longmont, Niwot, Northern Boulder County) since January, 2012 in the Colorado House of Representatives. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the House Local Government Committee, as well as sitting on the Appropriations and the Public Health Care and Human Services Committees. Prior to his service in the Colorado House, Rep. Singer worked in Child and Adult Protection in Boulder County as well as with the Denver Office of Economic Development. Rep. Singer received his Master's in Social Work and B.S. in Psychology and Social Work from Colorado State University. He has volunteered on behalf of at-risk families most of his life and he is married to Allison Barrett whom he met when they were both high school volunteers at the Boulder Public Library.

Degree Information

M.S.W., August 2002, Social Work, Colorado State University
B.S., August 2001, Psychology with second major in Social Work, Colorado State University

Academic Appointments

2014 - present: Instructor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Professional post-baccalaureate and post-master's social work experience

2008 - 2013: Social Caseworker B, Child / Adult Protection, Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services, Boulder, CO
2006 - 2008: Business Development Associate / Ongoing Case Coordinator, Denver Office of Economic Development (Denver Department of Human Services), Denver, CO
2003 - 2006: Childwatch Supervisor, YMCA of Boulder Valley, Boulder, CO
2001 - 2002: Case Manager, Center for Drug and Alcohol Education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2001: Social Service Intern, St. Joseph Center for Social Justice and Emergency Assistance, Fort Collins, CO

Current professional, academic, community-related, and scientific memberships

Colorado Children's Caucus (co-chair)

Community service responsibilities and activities for the last 3 years

2014 - present: Colorado State House Health Insurance and Environment Committee
2013 - present: Vice Chair of Colorado State House Local Government Committee
2013 - present: Colorado State House Appropriations Committee
2013 - present: Colorado State House Public Health and Human Services Committee
2013 - present: Joint Technology Committee - Colorado General Assembly
2013 - present: Flood Disaster Study Committee - Colorado General Assembly
2013 - 2014: Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of A64 Task Force Recommendations - Colorado General Assembly
2012 - 2013: Colorado State House Economic and Business Development Committee
2007 - 2013: Longmont Planning and Zoning Commission, Longmont, CO

Special awards, fellowships, grants, and other recognitions received during the last 3 years

2012 Boulder County NASW Social Worker of the Year