Sandy Wiegand is a copyeditor and writer who works to ensure that all JVA documents and communications are clearly written, consistent, accurate and engaging. Sandy’s primary responsibility is to copyedit all grant proposals, evaluation reports and other printed and online text for JVA. Her other recent accomplishments include researching and writing the first draft of JVA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement. She has also written numerous reports summarizing clients’ strategic planning retreats, conducted stakeholder interviews, and worked to enhance and streamline JVA’s website content, and she frequently writes blogs for JVA.
Sandy has 20 years of experience editing documents ranging from marketing materials, to medical and military planning reports, to newspaper articles of all genres. Her previous experience includes 15 years in the deadline-driven environment of daily newspapers. She has held the roles of news editor, assistant news editor and wire editor. After leaving the Colorado Springs Gazette in 2011, Sandy spent two years as a freelancer writing and editing medical reports for submission to federal agencies including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before joining JVA, Sandy was a technical/quality control editor at a planning company.
- Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families (PCF) website update: Sandy is part of a JVA team that is updating content for PCF’s website to make it more complete and user-friendly.
- Key informant interviews: Sandy has conducted interviews with stakeholders to inform JVA’s evaluation efforts for the Broomfield Library and Cultural Arts Center and Colorado Public Television Channel 12.
- 2Gen Conference report: Sandy co-authored a report for the Colorado Governor’s Office summarizing key takeaways and ideas for action emerging from the 2017 Colorado 2Gen Statewide Conference. The report serves as a reference in the state’s continued implementation of two-generation approaches to addressing poverty.
Sandy has a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.
Sandy lives in Colorado Springs and volunteers with the water-testing and media teams of the Fountain Creek Water Sentinels, a Sierra Club group that works to monitor and protect the Fountain Creek watershed.
Sandy and her family destroyed their old wooden deck recently and turned it into raised garden beds they use to grow vegetables.