Longs Peak BallroomColorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Dum-Dum Board featuring Jim Collins
Longs Peak BallroomCollins Cockrel & ColeThe Dum-Dum Board will "convene" immediately following breakfast with moderator, Jim Collins. Through a mock Board meeting, this cast of characters will show you the dos and don'ts of conducting district business. The Dum-Dum Board may be fictitious, but through wisdom and humor
they will provide invaluable lessons on special district governance that you are sure to take home with you.
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Dead Grass, Missing Trees, Faded Paint, and Beyond: How Special Districts Enforce Covenants
Torreys Peak I-II(Session W-1)Heather Hartung and Trisha Harris from White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron
Paradigm Shifts Within Urban and Suburban Parks and Open Spaces
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session W-2)Sarah Shepherd from Circuit Rider of Colorado and Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation District;
and Trey Shelton from Denizen GlobalEmerald Isle Landscaping
Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest
Crestone Peak I-II(Session W-3)Carolyn Steffl from Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, PC
The Two C's: CORA and Campaign Finance
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session W-4)Paul Wisor from Garfield & Hecht, PC
Determining Your District's Future Revenue Needs Through Rate and Mill Levy Planning
Castle Peak(Session W-5)Christina Griggs from Gemsbok Consulting, Inc
10:45 am - 11:45 am
The Life Cycle of a Major Incident: Succeeding When It Counts
Torreys Peak I-II(Session W-6)Chief TJ Steck from Elizabeth Fire Protection District; and Cory Stark from Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
From Pilot to Full Scale: A Case Study for the Treatment of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) with Ion Exchange
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session W-7)Brandon Bernard from Widefield Water and Sanitation District; and Mario DiPasquale from JDS-Hydro Consultants, Inc
How to Ace Your Rate Study
Crestone Peak I-II(Session W-8)Brian Kirsch, PhD and Melissa Elliott from Raftelis
TABOR: What Is It and How Does It Work?
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session W-9)Evan Goulding from the Special District Association of Colorado
Public Meetings and Board Relations: Navigating the Board Membership and Public Relations Waters After the Election
Castle Peak(Session W-10)Jennifer Gruber Tanaka from White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron; and Lisa Johnson from Special District Management Services, Inc.
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Leadership Lunch: "Ten Ways to Have a Better Conversation"
Longs Peak Ballroom(James T. Walker Leadership Lunch featuring Celeste Headlee)T. Charles Wilson Insurance Service
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Decision Making Dashboard: An Innovative and Visual Way to Support Good Decision Making
Torreys Peak I-II(Session W-11)Michael Cook from Little Thompson Water District
How Construction Cost Review Audits Benefit Your District
Aquifer Storage and Recovery: Issues and Opportunities in Colorado
Crestone Peak I-II(Session W-13)Dr. Tom Sale from Colorado State UniversityMartin/Martin, Inc.
Your Public Outreach Efforts Aren't Working. Now What?
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session W-14)Sean Walsh from Sean Walsh Consulting; and Bryan Blakely and Sara O'Keefe from Turn Corps
You, Me Too, and Your Employees: Employment Issues, Laws, and Employer and Employee Rights in Today's Changing World
Castle Peak(Session W-15)Kathryn Winn from Collins Cockrel & Cole; and Ashley Hernandez-Schlagel from Nathan Dumm & Mayer PC
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
What Board Members and Managers Need to Know About Insurance
Torreys Peak I-II(Session W-16)Joe DePaepe from the Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool
Energy Performance Contracting: A Time-Tested Tool for Financing Public Facility
Improvements with Utility Cost Savings
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session W-17)Mirka della Cava from the Colorado Energy Office; and John Busch from Siemens Industry, Inc.
Creating a Broadband Roadmap: New Technologies and Legal Considerations for
Crestone Peak I-II(Session W-18)Dave Zelenok from HR Green, Inc.; Eric Bergman from Colorado Counties, Inc.; and Geoff Wilson from Murray Dahl Kuechenmeister & Renaud LLPHigh Country Workplace Technologies
Effective and Challenging Board Leadership and the Secrets to Managing Both
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session W-19)Jack Arrowsmith from SIPA
Actionable Strategies to Make You a Better Conversationalist
Conference Center PatioSiemens-GeoLens and GranicusEnjoy snacks and a drink with live entertainment by Randall McKinnon on the beautiful Conference Center patio. Or have some time to check in at the hotel and get ready for the Opening Night Extravaganza. Either way, the Recharge Break will provide you jus
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Opening Night Extravaganza featuring The Wash Park Band and Extreme Bingo
Longs Peak BallroomCommunity Resource Services and SIPA
7:00 am - 8:45 am
General Breakfast: "Reaching Your Next Summit: 7 Vertical Lessons and 1 Essential Question to Lead with Impact, Regardless of Your Title"
Leadership Principles Learned From Surviving Antarctica
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session T-14)Michael Scanlon from South Adams County Water and Sanitation District
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Break: Whether you want something sweet or salty, you'll find the perfect snack.
Exhibitor Hall(Break)Spencer Fane LLP
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool Annual Membership Meeting and Keynote Address
Longs Peak BallroomDorothy Gjerdrum from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)
The Science of Body Language and the Art of Deciphering It
Torreys Peak I-II(Session T-15)Judy Bertrand from Metropolitan District Management
Design/Build for Fast-Track and Cost Savings
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session T-16)Randy Kenyon, PE and Eric Vaughan from CGRS
A Penchant for Pension: A Public Pension Trustee's Guide to the Actuarial Valuation
Crestone Peak I-II(Session T-17)Pam Feely from West Metro Fire Protection District; and Leslie Thompson from Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company
Dateline Washington: Why Special Districts Sometimes Have to Pay Attention to the Feds
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session T-18)Rick Kron and Ron Fano from Spencer Fane LLP; and Alan Matlosz from GK Baum
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday Evening Reception
Exhibitor HallRamey Environmental Compliance and Gregory and Associates
7:00 am - 7:45 am
General Breakfast Session featuring Floyd Ciruli
Longs Peak BallroomSpecial District Management Services, Inc.
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Economic Forecasting for Your Investment Future
Torreys Peak I-II(Session F-1)Glenn Scott from Morgan Stanley
How Men and Women Communicate...Or Don't
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session F-2)Susan Thornton from Susan Thornton Associates, LLC
Proactive Lake Management: Getting to the Source of the Problem!
Crestone Peak I-II(Session F-3 )Joe Hogan and Erin Stewart from SOLitude Lake Management
We're from the Government and We're Here to Help: What Can the Division of Fire Prevention and Control Do for You?
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session F-4)Mike Morgan from the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
Constitutional and Statutory Requirements for Special District Websites
Castle Peak(Session F-5)Adele Reester and Catherine Tallerico from Lyons Gaddis
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Organizational Strategic Decision Making for Special Districts
Torreys Peak I-II(Session F-6)Adam Johnsen from the Colorado Special Districts Property and Liability Pool; and Dan Siebert from Eagle River Water and Sanitation District; and Dorothy Gjerdrum from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA)
State of Healthcare and How to Lower Your Costs by Using Near-Site Health and Wellness Centers
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session F-7)Bobby Otte from Willis Towers Watson/CEBT and Becky Bahnemann from Marathon Health
Iron and Manganese Impacts to Potable Water Systems
Crestone Peak I-II(Session F-8)Luis Tovar and Joshua Nougaret from Mulhern MRE Inc., Inverness Water and Sanitation District, and Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District
FirstNet and Public Safety Broadband: Where are We and Where is it Going?
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session F-9)Chief Eric Tade from Denver Fire Department and Brian Shepherd from Colorado Broadband Office
What's Predicted in the 2018 Elections and Why
Castle Peak(Session F-10)Floyd Ciruli from Ciruli Associates Polling and ConsultingButler Snow LLP
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Special District Contracting: What's in Your Contract?
Torreys Peak I-II(Session F-11)Tamara Seaver and Jennifer Ivey from Icenogle Seaver Pogue, PC
No GIS Experience Required! Mapping and Managing Your District's Infrastructure Made Easy
Torreys Peak III-IV(Session F-12)Tim McCarthy from MyAssetMap LLC
#BePrepared: Current Headlines Affecting Your District
Crestone Peak I-II(Session F-13)Michelle Ferguson and Emily Powell from Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC
Heartwiring Your Leadership to Hardwire Success!
Crestone Peak III-IV(Session F-14)Diane Zile from JERA Partnerships, LLCPinnacle Consulting Group, Inc.
All Things Gallagher...Including What You May Be Able to Do Locally
Castle Peak(Session F-15)Evan Goulding from the Special District Association of Colorado
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Awards Luncheon featuring Karyn Buxman, RN and the Awards Presentation "Lead with Levity"