Lynn Urban is president and CEO of the local nonprofit United Way of Southwest Colorado. In her day to day, she works with other nonprofits and individuals to help residents build more stable lives by focusing on education, health and personal financial stability. “There are so many caring people in our community,” she said. “We are working together to continually make systems and programs better to help more people. So much of our work is focused on how we can do things collaboratively to go further than we can on our own.” Urban is a former instructor and college dean, and has a background in psychology. She and her husband, Jeff, have owned and operated College Plaza Laundry together for 15 years.