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Proposed budget for FY 2013-14 boosts funding for education, economic development and restores cuts for critical state services

DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered the FY 2013-14 proposed budget to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) that makes targeted increases and restores funding in many critical areas.

Colorado State Fire Chiefs - 21st Annual Leadership Conference

SDA is proud to support the 2012 Fire Leadership Challenge.

This is the Colorado State Fire Chiefs' premier conference bringing together over 400 fire and emergency services leaders and dynamic instructors from around the state and the nation. Fire and emergency services providers are viewed as leaders within their communities and the Fire Leadership Challenge is an opportunity for fire and emergency services leaders to expand their expertise.

25th Anniversary Pool Video Now Available

To view the Colorado Special District Property & Liability Pool video please click here.

2012 SIPA Grant Award Application Now Open!

SIPA announces the 2012 Grant Award application process is now open! Eligible Governmental Entities can apply from October 22, 2012 to November 26, 2012. 

Please see the attached document for an overview of the e-government micro-grant as well as additional information regarding the requirements in order to apply. 

The application can be filled out using the link below. 

2012 CGFOA/CMCA Annual Conference

2012 CGFOA/CMCA Annual Conference

Nov. 13 – 16, 2012           Estes Park, CO

Elevation 7522:  A Learning Experience

Dear SDA Members:

Gov. Hickenlooper announces $1.3 million for Lower North Fork Fire recovery efforts

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced that $1.3 million from the Wildfire Preparedness Fund will be made available for recovery efforts in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area. Hickenlooper made the announcement at the 2012 Forest Health Summit.

Water Views - September 2012

The newsletter of the Southgate Water and Sanitation Districts is now available for download.

Download the September 2012 issue

Happy 50th Anniversary to Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District

The SDA would proudly like to congratulate Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District on 50 years of service. Learn more about Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District remarkable history here.

Local Government Budgeting Basics Workshop

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is sending out an invitation to their Budget Basics Workshops they put on in conjunction with CGFOA. Do you or any staff (or your neighboring county, town, special district?) need a basic understanding of why we budget, how we budget, and other budget basics?

Topics we will cover include:

- What is required in a budget.

- What is the budget time frame (statutory requirements).

- Revenue limitations (TABOR, 5.5% limit, Others???)

- Revenue Manuals (New Sample form from DLG).