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Boards & Commissions

Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC)

The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) is a volunteer formal committee that was created to advise city staff on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual city budget. Participation in CBAC is an opportunity not only to advise on the prioritization of how city tax dollars are spent, but also to advise policymakers in their decision-making process.

Members review and discuss monthly and quarterly financial reports and the current year’s revenue and expenditure projections. It is the role of CBAC members to take information learned in the meetings back into the community and to bring questions/concerns back for discussion.

Contact

Rheana Rogers, Executive Administrative Manager
rrogers@cityofgolden.net
(303) 384-8173

Schedule

CBAC meets at 7:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, March through October, and the second Wednesday in November in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Chris Davell (Chair) Dolly Kelly
Ross Fraser (Vice-Chair) Bill Litz
Saoirse Charis-Graves Peter Luptovic
Sandy Curran Nick Noppinger
LouAnne Dale Karen Oxman
Jim Dale Cynthia Parker Kirby
Marv DeSelm Kathy Smith
Matt Duncan Bethany Thomas
Loretta Huff Kasia Zak
Sandra Knecht  

Community Marketing Stakeholder Committee

The Community Marketing Stakeholder Committee supports Visit Golden, a cooperative marketing effort between the City of Golden and the local retail business community.

The committee is committed to positioning Golden as a premier destination in Colorado for residents, regional visitors, and out-of-state travelers.

Contact

Robin Fleischmann, Economic Development Manager
visitgolden@cityofgolden.net
(303) 384-8080

Schedule

The Community Marketing Stakeholder Committee meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Downtown Merchant Business Voting Members Susan Ganter, Dean Valdez
Golden Cultural Alliance Voting Member Barb Warden
South Golden Road Business Voting Member 1 (Vacant)
Golden Ridge/Colfax Business Voting Member 1 (Vacant)
North Golden Voting Business Member 1 (Vacant)
Molson Coors Business Voting Member 1 (Vacant)
Downtown Development Authority Voting Member Tamara Munroe
Golden Chamber of Commerce Voting Member Nola Krajewski
EDComm Voting Member Marissa Trout
Golden Visitors Center Voting Member Dave Shuey
Member at Large Voting Member Bob Chimbel

Vacant Positions

South Golden Road Business Voting Member 1 (Vacant)
Golden Ridge/Colfax Business Voting Member 1 (Vacant)
North Golden Voting Business Member 1 (Vacant)
Molson Coors Business Voting Member 1 (Vacant)

Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB)

The mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is to assist the City of Golden in defining and achieving its sustainability goals and to empower the community to live in a way that assures a high quality of life for current and future generations. CSAB is tasked with assisting the City in achieving adopted community and municipal sustainability goals through the evaluation of current and potential programs, and to act in an advisory role to City Council by providing recommendations about potential new projects.

Contact

Theresa Worsham, Sustainability Coordinator
goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net
(303) 384-8117

Schedule

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Board Member Term Ends
Martha Gerdes – Chair April 2026
Todd Collins – Vice Chair April 2026
Travis Abbot April 2026
Allison Schwabe April 2026
Jill Engel-Cox April 2028
Greg Ingalls April 2028
Sooryeon Kim April 2028

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) supports the economic and community vitality of the downtown Golden area. The DDA focuses on supporting local businesses, promoting community character and culture, downtown public space and infrastructure, land use, and transportation.

Contact

Robin Fleischmann, Economic Development Manager
Phone:  (303) 384-8080

Baxter Richardson, Economic Development Specialist
Phone:  (303) 384-8065

Email: dda@cityofgolden.net

Schedule

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Board Member Term Ends
Don Cameron  April 2025
Jeff Merenkov April 2028
John Nocera April 2025
Brad Miller - Chair April 2025
Chris Ball - Vice Chair April 2027
Tamara Munroe April 2027
Vacant April 2026







Vacant Positions

1 vacancy - term ending April 2026

Applications are now being accepted to fill a DDA vacancy for the remainder of a term expiring April 2026. Only residents, property owners, lessees, or managers of businesses in the DDA boundary are eligible to apply and serve on the board. Applications will be accepted until 5pm on July 26, 2024 with interviews to be scheduled shortly after.  

Apply Here!

Economic Development Commission (EDComm)

The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) provides leadership, education and support to promote opportunities for and the economic prosperity of the Golden community.

Contact

Robin Fleischmann, Economic Development Manager
Phone:  (303) 384-8080

Baxter Richardson, Economic Development Specialist
Phone:  (303) 384-8065

Email: edcomm@cityofgolden.net

Schedule

The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Board Member Term Ends
Tracy Atkins 2027
Edmund Toy 2027
Sarah Hudson (Vice Chair) 2025
Katherine LeVan 2025
Faustine Curry 2025
Marissa Trout 2025
Cynthia Weisrock (Chair) 2025

Fire Department Pension Board

The Fire Department Pension Board evaluates and votes on issues that affect the Golden Volunteer Firefighter Pension Program.

Because of the confidential nature of information discussed at board meetings, these meetings are not open to the public.

Contact

Jeff Hansen, Finance Director
Email: jhansen@cityofgolden.net
Phone:  (303) 384-8020

Schedule

The Fire Department Pension Board meets quarterly, with additional planning sessions as required.

Due to the confidential nature of the information discussed during these meetings, they are not open to the public.

Resources

Serving Members

President Ben Moline
Secretary Valerie Hastings
Member At-Large Kevin Ferry
Citizen Representative Wendy Towber
Citizen Representative Denny Wuthier
Finance Director / Treasurer Jeff Hansen
Mayor Laura Weinberg

Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA)

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) supports the redevelopment of blighted property to help sustainable development thrive.

Improving physical conditions contributes to economic stability and vitality by meeting the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, Golden Vision 2030, City Council Resolution 2161, and all related neighborhood plans. With the creation of an urban renewal area, new tax revenues resulting from taxable improvements may be reinvested in the area for purposes of public benefit.

Contact

Robin Fleischmann, GURA Executive Director
Phone: (303) 384-8080

Baxter Richardson, Economic Development Specialist
Phone:  (303) 384-8065

Email: gura@cityofgolden.net

Schedule

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

GURA members serve five (5) year terms.

Board Members Term Ends
Adam Schiche (Chair) April 2026
Marissa Trout (Vice Chair) April 2027
Jason Mittman April 2025
Becca Parsons April 2026
Ross Gammill April 2027
Daniel Brisson April 2028
Robert Reed April 2024





Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board promotes the understanding, appreciation, and (when feasible) the preservation of historic assets in Golden, including buildings, structures, landscapes, and other sites.

The Board’s focus is to protect, enhance, and perpetuate the use of buildings, structures, and areas that are reminders of the past, or provide significant examples of architecture, or are unique and irreplaceable assets to the city and its neighborhoods.

Contact

Lauren Simmons, Senior City Planner in Community Development
Email: hpb@cityofgolden.net
Phone:  (303) 384-8097

Schedule

The Historic Preservation Board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Board Member Term Ends
Francine Butler April 2026
Chelsea Rooney (Vice Chair) April 2026
Sandra Knecht April 2026
Eric K. Trout (Chair) April 2028
Beth Arnold Cook April 2028
Linda Murphy April 2028
Liz Lierman April 2028
Susan Urbanczyk (Alternate) April 2026

Investment Advisory Committee

The Investment Advisory Committee's mission is to review and monitor the City’s cash management and investment strategy and results, assess the City’s investment policy, recommend changes as necessary, and aid in the selection of investment managers/advisors when required.

Contact

Jeff Hansen, Finance Director
Email: jhansen@cityofgolden.net
Phone:  (303) 384-8020

Schedule

The Investment Advisory Committee meets twice a year, typically in February and August at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Please visit our Public Meetings page for meeting schedule information.

Resources

Serving Members

John Nocera, citizen representative, April 2024
Kasia Zak, citizen representative, April 2026
Mayor Laura Weinberg
City Manager Scott Vargo
Finance Director Jeff Hansen

Local Licensing Authority (LLA)

The Local Licensing Authority (LLA) consists of a Hearing Officer, appointed by City Council, who considers matters related to liquor licensing, regulated marijuana licensing, and nicotine and tobacco product retailers licensing.

The City Clerk is authorized to act as the Local Licensing Authority for many administrative processes related to these license types and may refer any licensing decision to the Hearing Officer for final consideration.

Contact

Golden City Clerks
clerks@cityofgolden.net
(303) 384-8015

Schedule

The Local Licensing Authority (LLA) meets at 2:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Hearing Officer

Kendra Carberry

The Local Licensing Authority hearing officer is appointed by City Council.

Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB)

The Mobility & Transportation Board advises City Council on issues involving transportation and transit within the city.

MTAB offers a venue to evaluate the relationship between mobility of all types and the economy, sustainability, safety, land use, neighborhood integrity, and emergency response times; and study the importance of transportation access to health care, employment, education, housing, business, and recreational facilities. The board’s recommendations contribute to community and neighborhood plans prepared by the Planning Commission and to policy and strategic decisions of City Council.

Contact

Joe Puhr, Civil Engineer
Email: jpuhr@cityofgolden.net
Phone:  (303) 384-8115

Schedule

The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Serving Members

Dixie Termin (Chair)
Erik Petersen (Vice Chair)
Elaine Marolla
Christian VanWynGarden
Terese Decker
Alicia Zimmerman
Richard Grubin

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board advises City Council and city staff on providing safe and comprehensive parks and recreation facilities, programs, and services to the Golden community.

Contact

Rheana Rogers, Executive Administrative Manager
Email: rrogers@cityofgolden.net
Phone:  (303) 384-8173

Schedule

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday evening of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Board Member Term Ends
Pete Erslev (Chair) April 2025
Catherine Hansen-Stamp April 2027
Craig Middleton April 2025
Sandy Hazzard April 2027
Michele Minihane April 2027
Kermit Shields April 2025
Laurel Starr April 2027

Planning Commission

The Golden Planning Commission is responsible for guiding the development and growth of the city by reviewing and making recommendations on land use policies, zoning regulations, and development proposals. They ensure that proposed projects align with the City's comprehensive plan, promote sustainable development, and address community needs. Planning Commission also facilitates public hearings to gather input from residents and stakeholders, fostering transparent and inclusive decision-making processes.

Contact

Planning Commission
Email:  planningcommission@cityofgolden.net
Phone:  (303) 384-8097

Schedule

Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Board Member Term Ends
Crystal Culbert (Vice Chair) April 2026
Mark Horan (Alternate) April 2028
Jen Rutter April 2028
Ross Fraser April 2028
Kevin Yoshida April 2026
Emily Kurzinski (Chair) June 2026
Elizabeth Hilliard  April 2028
Seth Webb April 2028

Public Art Commission (PAC)

The Public Art Commission (PAC) is responsible for the City of Golden’s Art in Public Places Program. Public art creates a vibrant atmosphere that contributes to the quality and cultural identity of our community. It is inspired by a variety of goals including encouraging cultural expression and inspiring a sense of civic pride.

The PAC has the responsibility of promoting, selecting, acquiring and maintaining public art in the fulfillment of the City’s Art in Public Places program. View the entire collection of the city’s public art by visiting the Public Art page.

Contact

Robin Fleischmann, Economic Development Manager
Phone:  (303) 384-8080
Email: pac@cityofgolden.net

Schedule

The Public Art Commission (PAC) meets from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

The Public Art Commission is comprised of seven members, including five (5) citizen representatives.

Commission Member Term Ends
Jaime Burgher April 2025
Kellene Behm April 2025
Kristie Brice  April 2025
Julie Bartos –Vice Chair/Golden Civic Foundation April 2025
Rick Souders — Chair April 2027
Cindy Jaye April 2027
Hassan Najjar — Foothills Art Center April 2027

REDI Task Force

The REDI (Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Task Force is comprised of both community members and members who work in myriad capacities for the City of Golden.  

The REDI Task Force focuses on promoting accountability for implementing the City Council approved REDI Action Plan and coordinating community-wide efforts to advance equity. Current priorities focus on educating city staff on principles associated with racial equity, diversity and inclusion, and authentic community engagement.

Contact

Sarah Vaine, Thriving Communities Director
Phone:  (303) 384-8075
Email: svaine@cityofgolden.net

Schedule

The Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) Task Force meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Scheduled meetings may be canceled or rescheduled due to federal holidays or a lack of quorum, so please check our Public Meetings page for updated meeting information.

Resources

Serving Members

Community Member Virginia Ortiz
City Staff-Golden Police Dept. Phil Rogers
Community Member Morgan Snyder
City Staff-Planning Dept. Camille Keys
Community Member Michele Minehan
Community Member Eric Trout
City Staff-Golden Police Dept. Latara Durand
Community Member Eric Barthold
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