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NOTICE OF VACANCY

Due to the resignation of Shari Caton, the Office of Public Guardianship Commission has a vacancy that will be filled by appointment from the Supreme Court pursuant to Section 13-94-104(1)(a), C.R.S.

REQUEST FOR INTEREST TO SERVE

If you are an attorney admitted to practice law in this state and are interested in serving on the Office of Public Guardianship Commission, please submit a letter of interest and your resume or curriculum vitae. Due to statutory restrictions on who may be appointed to this vacancy, you also must indicate your political affiliation.

Please send this information to Connie Lind at connie.lind@judicial.state.co.us no later than close of business on Friday, March 22, 2019. In the subject line of your e-mail, please note "OPG Commission Vacancy."

Meetings (click link for agenda)

July 3, 2019

Notice of Cancelled Meeting and Rescheduled Meeting

June 11, 2019

May 30, 2019 (OPG attending the signing ceremony for HB 19-1045)

May 22, 2019

April 26, 2019 (OPG attending the Senate Finance Committee meeting)

April 24, 2019

April 22, 2019 (OPG attending the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting)

March 27, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

Feb. 14, 2019 - Emergency Telephone Conference Call

Feb. 14, 2019 (OPG attending the House Judiciary Committee meeting)

Jan. 31, 2019 (OPG attending the House Judiciary Committee meeting)

Jan. 23, 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 - Emergency Telephone Conference Call

Jan. 3, 2019

Dec. 26, 2018 - (This meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled to Jan. 3, 2019)

Dec. 18, 2018 - (OPG attending the Joint Budget Committee meeting)

Dec. 12, 2018 - Emergency Telephone Conference Call

Dec. 7, 2018 - (Please note the change in time and location)

Nov. 28, 2018 - Notice of Cancelled Meeting

Nov. 28, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

Oct. 24, 2018

Oct. 3, 2018

Sept. 26, 2018 (THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED TO OCT. 3, 2018)

Sept. 20, 2018 (OPG attending the Joint Budget Committee)

Sept. 6, 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

July 25, 2018

June 27, 2018

May 23, 2018

April 24, 2018

March 26, 2018

March 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

January 12, 2018

December 28, 2018

December 11, 2017

November 20, 2017

October 30, 2017

Commission members

Deb Bennett-Woods, Chair
Karen Kelley
Kelsey Lesco
Marco Chayet
Commissioner (vacant)

Minutes 

April 24, 2019 (draft)

March 27, 2019 (executed)

March 27, 2019 (draft)

Feb. 27, 2019 (executed)

Feb. 27, 2019 (draft)

Feb. 14, 2019 (executed)

Feb. 14, 2019 (draft)

Jan. 23, 2019 (executed)

Jan. 23, 2019 (draft)

Jan. 18, 2019 (executed)

Jan. 18, 2019 (draft)

Jan. 3, 2019 (executed)

Jan. 3, 2019 (draft)

Dec. 12, 2018 (executed)

Dec. 12, 2018 (draft)

Dec. 7, 2018 (executed)

Dec. 7, 2018 (draft)

Nov 14, 2018 (executed)

Nov. 14, 2018 (draft)

Oct. 24, 2018 (executed)

Oct. 24, 2018 (draft)

Oct. 3, 2018 (executed)

Oct. 3, 2018 (draft)

Sept. 6, 2018 (executed)

Aug. 29, 2018 (revised and executed)

June 27, 2018 (executed)

June 27, 2018 (draft)

May 23, 2018 (draft)

April 24, 2018 (executed)

April 24, 2018 (draft)

March 26, 2018

March 9, 2018 (revised)

March 9, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

Jan. 12, 2018

December 28, 2017

December 11, 2017

November 20, 2017

October 30, 2017

Meeting Materials

March 27, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

Jan. 3, 2019

Dec. 12, 2018

Dec. 7, 2018

Nov. 14, 2018

Oct. 3, 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

Other documents/General Assembly Activities

HB19-1045 OPG Final Fact Sheet

OPG Appropriation

OPG - House Bill 19-1045 Frequently Asked Questions

HB19-1045 OPG Continuation Fact Sheet - Rev. 4-4-19

HB19-1045 OPG Continuation Fact Sheet - Rev. 3-14-19

Office of the Public Guardianship Comission Interim Fundraising Guidelines - Amended (executed)

Guardianships and Conservatorships in Colorado - Talking Points

OPG Commission Letter to IEC with Exhibits

OPG Commission Responses to JBC Questions for Dec. 18, 2018, JBC Hearing

Proposed amendments to fundraising guidelines

1331 Supplemental with attached 2018 Interim Report of the OPG (Final - Fully Executed Sept. 7, 2018)

Memorandum of Understanding with the Judicial Department

Public Comment Policy (revised and executed 10/3/2018)

Public Comment Policy (1/12/2018)

Interim Fundraising Guidelines

Revised Interim Fundraising Guidelines from April 24, 2018

SCAO OPG Director Job Description

SCAO OPG Director Salary Considerations

OPG Commission Draft Thank You Letter

OPG Commission By-Laws

Background

HB17-1087 created the Office Of Public Guardianship Pilot Program within the judicial department to provide legal guardianship services to indigent and incapacitated adults who:

  • Have no responsible family members or friends who are available and appropriate to serve as a guardian;
  • Lack adequate resources to compensate a private guardian and pay the costs and fees associated with an appointment proceeding; and
  • Are not subject to a petition for appointment of guardian filed by a county adult protective services unit or otherwise authorized by law.

The office is established as a pilot program, to be evaluated and then continued, discontinued, or expanded at the discretion of the General Assembly in 2021. On or before  January 1, 2021, the director of the office shall submit a report to the judiciary committees of the Senate and the House of
Representatives. The report, at a minimum, must:

  • Quantify, to the extent possible, Colorado's unmet need for public guardianship services for indigent and incapacitated adults;
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, the average annual cost of providing guardianship services to indigent and incapacitated adults;
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, the net cost or benefit, if any, to the state that may result from the provision of guardianship services to each indigent and incapacitated adult in each judicial district of the state;
  • Assess whether an independent statewide office of public guardianship is preferable and feasible;
  • Analyze costs and off-setting savings to the state from the delivery of public guardianship services; and
  • Provide uniform and consistent data elements regarding service delivery in an aggregate format that does not include any personal identifying information of any person.

Contact information

For more information, please contact Connie Lind at connie.lind@judicial.state.co.us  or at 720-625-5958.

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