SDA, along with the Colorado Municipal League (CML) and Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), is pleased to announce the release of Lessons on Local Government (LOLG), a free, on-line curriculum resource for elementary, middle, and high school teachers in Colorado.
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Forward the following flyer along to the superitendents, principals and educators in your lives, post a link to the LOLG website on your district page, or simply pass the word around about this wonderful resouce. View and print the flyer
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This Special District Board Member Manual was prepared as a public service by Collins Cockrel & Cole, P.C., which claims a copyright for all of its contents. The information contained in this Manual is for the benefit of the Special District Association of Colorado, its members, and the clients of Collins Cockrel & Cole, P.C.
The Special District Association of Colorado in conjunction with Semple, Farrington & Everall, P.C. offers this document (attached below) as a sample of policies to assist special districts in personnel issues.
Submitted by Taylor Nelson on January 23, 2012 - 8:46am
WASHINGTON, January 20, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).
Submitted by Taylor Nelson on January 18, 2012 - 4:50pm
SDA Board Member James T. Walker passed away on January 18, 2012 at the age of 83, surrounded by his family. The SDA Board and Staff will feel the loss of this longtime Board Member, a genuine character, always quick with a quip and an opinion.
Mr. Walker has served on the Special District Association of Colorado Board of Directors from 1977 to 2012, a distinction that he regarded as his way to help special districts. He truly represented “a district’s point of view.”
Submitted by Taylor Nelson on January 13, 2012 - 3:40pm
After 28 years of lobbying at the state legislature, I feel that I have earned the right to muse a little, don’t you? We haven’t had a real good muser around here since Pete Smythe, and we probably still don’t have a real good one.
Submitted by Taylor Nelson on January 13, 2012 - 9:13am
SDA Provides Designated Election Official Training Online for Your Convenience
The Board of Directors of a special district is authorized to appoint a Designated Election Official (DEO) to conduct the District’s election. However, just what does that mean to you and your District? Who trains the DEO on the responsibilities of that position?
Submitted by Taylor Nelson on January 5, 2012 - 2:07pm
Staff members from Lottery-funded Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) will be offering grant-writing workshops around the state in January to assist local communities in preparing applications for GOCO’s Local Government Park, Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education grants. Applications are due March 2 with grant awards to be made in June 2012.