- August 28, 2019: Small Communities Workshop
- August 8, 2018: Small Communities Housing Workshop
- August 17, 2017: 3rd Annual Small Communities Workshop
5th Annual Small Communities Workshop
Governance and Intergovernmental Cooperation for Local Government Officials
Thursday, August 17th at the Silverthorne Pavilions
400 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne 80498
Elected and appointed municipal, county, and special district officials from across the state are invited to participate in this day-long workshop, which will provide valuable information and tools to those leading smaller jurisdictions.
Workshop will include:Fiscal Resilience/Strategic Budgeting Housing 101 Economic Development and Revitalization Marijuana-Challenges And more!
View a map of the workshop location, for directions. Free parking is available at 4th Street & Rainbow Drive and at Blue River Parkway & 4th Street.
Proudly presented by the Colorado Department of Affairs in partnership with Colorado Counties Inc., the Colorado Municipal League, the Special District Association of Colorado, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, and the Town of Silverthorne.
8:00 Registration and Check-in
8:30 Opening and Welcome:
Remarks will be made by Ann Terry, Executive Director of the Colorado Special Districts Association, Sam Mamet, Executive Director of the Colorado Municipal League and Chip Taylor, Executive Director of Colorado Counties,Inc. and Irv Halter Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
9:00 Fiscal Resilience/Strategic Budgeting Combination with a Focus on the Gallagher Amendment
Scott Olene, Manager of Local Government Services
Cynthia Thayer, Local Government Budget/Finance Specialist
Michael Valdez, Director of Legislative Policy of the Colorado Special District Association
10:00 Break & Networking Opportunity
10:30 Housing 101: Investigation and Processes to Determine Affordable Housing Strategies for Small Communities
Tim Gough, Housing Development Specialist, Division of Housing
Ute Janz, Executive Director, Delta Housing Authority
11:30 Lunch & Networking Opportunity
12:30 Examples of Intergovernmental Collaboration Cooperative Relations between Fraser and Winter Park
Jeff Durbin, Town Manager, Town of Fraser
Drew Nelson, Town Manager, Town of Winter Park
1:00 Colorado Energy Office: Energy Performance Contracting in Small Communities
Matthew Robinson, Energy Performance Contracting Program Engineer.
1:30 Economic Development and Revitalization, with a Focus on Recreational Tourism
Tom Acre, City Manager, Town of South Fork
Theresa Casey, Arts and Recreation Director, City of Salida
Gary Suiter, City Manager, City of Steamboat Springs
2:30 Break & Networking Opportunity
3:00 Marijuana: Challenges and Opportunities for Smaller Communities
Tamra Norton, Marijuana Program Manager, Division of Local Government
Scott Hunn, President Hunn Planning and Policy
Eric Bergman, Policy Director Colorado Counties, Inc.
Join us the evening before the workshop at The Baker's Brewery in Silverthorne from 5:30 to 7:30 for complimentary hors d’oevres and great networking opportunities!
Our recommended hotels for workshop attendees is the Hampton Inn. The government rate is $139 per night, and we recommend you make your reservations ASAP.
Directions and Parking Information
- November 6, 2015: 33rd Annual Demography Meeting
Join us on Friday, November 6th at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton for the 33rd Annual Demography Meeting!
Register Now,to attend the Annual Demography Meeting in person or online. That’s right,,we’re offering the ability to view the entire event LIVE online!,See below for event details.
Please join us for this exciting and informational event to learn about the issues affecting YOUR community or organization!Spend the day learning about the population and economic trends affecting our state See our amazing Webmap Gallery and learn how easy it is to access the data Learn about TABOR and its impact on property taxes Hear from housing experts on a variety of issues being faced across the state Get a better understanding of the cost of living differentials in Colorado Updates from our Partner East Central Colorado,and Northeast Colorado Download the draft agenda
The meeting will be held on Friday November 6th at,Arapahoe Community College in Littleton,from 8:30am to 4:00pm. We’ll have a light breakfast buffet of bagels, pastries, and fruit will be provided, and lunch is being catered by Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs!
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have three options for registering and “attending” our meeting this year:Register by October 16th and the registration fee will be $65, plus fees Late registration, between October 17th and October 30th will be $75, plus fees For the second year in a row, we’re offering an easy way to “attend”... via streaming video online! Register for the online option before November 5th and for just $15 you’ll be able to see all the presentations and Q&,A sessions, all in real-time, from anywhere
- August 13, 2015: 3rd Annual Small Communities Workshop
Governance and Intergovernmental Cooperation for Local Government Officials from Smaller Jurisdictions
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s workshop. It was a huge success!
Agenda &, Presentations
This event was proudly presented by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs in partnership with Colorado Counties Inc., the Colorado Municipal League, the Special District Association of Colorado, and Adams State University.