Western Slope Coalition Summer Event

Thursday is the regularly WSC Workshop:
Western Slope Coaltion Workshop
Thursday, August 9, 2018

8:00 AM Registration check in and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM Investing Colorado Public Funds
Instructor: Ben Mendenhall, Public Trust Advisors
This session will provide an overview of what and how you can invest public funds, the economic factors that affect interest rate changes, and how to make effective investment decisions for your entity.

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM Colorado Civil Asset Forfeiture Reporting
Instructor: Debbie Murray, Mesa County Sheriff's Office
During the 2017 legislative session House Bill 17-1313 “Civil Forfeiture Reform” was introduced and the Act was signed into law June 9, 2017. This law establishes comprehensive reporting requirements for all state and local agencies receiving forfeiture proceeds through a state or federal forfeiture process. It creates an online reporting form and requires public access to the information that is reported. It also establishes a fine for agencies that do not comply with the reporting requirements within the time required. This class will help you decide if your entity must file this report, and if so, what information you will need to file the report.

11:30 AM New and Increased Amounts of Grant Opportunities in Pulbic Safety
Instructor: Debbie Murray, Mesa County Sheriff's Office
This session will discuss State of Colorado new grant opportunities and increased amounts of Federal grant opportunities relating to public safety. Some of the new grant opportunities are due to the legalization of marijuana.
Noon Lunch Sponsored by: Public Trust Advisors, LLC

1:00 PM Grant Management
Instructor: Karin Slater, CASA 7th Judicial District
Grant management is often overlooked and underappreciated. Discipline is necessary to keep things running smoothly and efficiently. Using effective grant management in your organization is like putting oil in your car – it keeps everything running smoothly!  This session will introduce tools and processes that help save time and may even increase the amount of funding you receive.

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM Fires
Instructors: Catrina Asher, Boulder County; other speakers TBD
Learn about the financial life cycle of emergency response, including initial outlays, cash management, and economic impacts. As we enter this already volital fire season, what is the economic impact of a fire and how does one manage moving forward (not to mention the continued threat of fire). How does a local government actually utilize their TABOR reserve? This will be a question and answer session with leaders who have dealt with this before.

4:00 PM Adjourn

Friday, starts with the 3rd Quarter open CGFOA Board Meeting, followed by the 3rd Quarter Free Networking Lunch, and the afternoon includes fun social events! CGFOA has set aside tent/trailer sites and hotel rooms from Wednesday through Saturday for this event! Please register for Thursday, Friday or any parts of the event. Also let me know if you would like a campsite or hotel room. This is sure to be a fun summer networking event - join us!


  • When

  • Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Mountain Time

  • Where

  • City of Ouray Community Center
    San Juan Room
    320 6th Ave.
    Ouray, Colorado 81427

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