Former Aurora Councilwoman Named AARPCO Advocacy Director

Hiltz to advocate for Coloradans 50-plus by leading volunteers in monitoring the CO State Legislature, concentrating on health care, retirement savings and affordable housing, among other issues ~

AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Hiltz as advocacy director for AARP Colorado. Hiltz joined AARP in October.  

After four years as an Aurora city council member, Hiltz said she is thrilled to continue her focus on federal, state and local government issues that are relevant to the 660,000 AARP members in Colorado, as well as all older Coloradans and their families.  

“She is a results-oriented policy professional with experience in advocacy and education, as well as health and public safety,” said AARP State Director Bob Murphy. “We are very happy that an advocate of her caliber has joined the AARP family. Her work in health and safety speaks to the AARP mission to enhance our quality of life as we age.” 

As a member of the Aurora city council, Hiltz was responsible for passing several data-driven laws and policies centered around public health and safety, which included working to reduce cancer exposure in the fire service, changing how the city responds to mental health crises and creating the council’s first parental leave policy. 

Prior to her work in Aurora, Hiltz worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures, where she educated and engaged lawmakers in all 50 states on the importance of data-driven decision-making and evidence-based policymaking. 

“I’m delighted to join the AARP team and to fight for policies that empower older Coloradans to choose how they live as they age,” Hiltz said. “We have a robust team of talented volunteer advocates, and I look forward to working alongside them as we push for smart policies that benefit our members and their families.” 

Hiltz holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. 

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