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Draft Agenda 

8:00 Registration begins 

8:30 Welcome – Micah Espinoza 

8:40 ISO Community Champions – Rick Klein 

8:50 Some Pretty Interesting Solutions – Brian McCain 

9:00 All Things Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA) - Caroline Trani 

9:10 Funding Panel – CHFA, DOLA

9:30 Building Community Housing Capacity; An Out-of-the Box Approach – Brad Azumar 

9:45 Picking the Right Fight – Frances Koncilja 

10:00 Utilities Panel – Xcel, Black Hills, Summit, San Isabel Electric 

10:20 Overcoming the Wastewater Struggle – Charles Bogel 

10:35 All Things Department of Local Government Affairs (DOLA) - Rick Garcia 

10:50 On the Topic of Special Districts, TBA 

11:00 Making Broadband Happen – David Shipley 

11:15 USDA Rural Development’s Role in Housing – Armando Valdez 

11:30 What You Should Know About This Year’s Legislation (and in an Election Year) - Sara Blackhurst 

11:45 Keynote Address – Phil Weiser, Colorado Attorney General 


12:00-1:30 Networking Luncheon 


1:30 Welcome Back – Dr. Patty Erjavec 

1:40 Making Housing Happen – Karl Dakin 

1:55 Public/Private Partnerships Panel 


2:30-5:00 Work Sessions 

Increasing Accessibility – CHFA 

Accessing State Funding – DOLA 

Preview of Coming Rules for Wastewater – CDPHE 

Let’s Talk Wastewater Solutions – TBD 

Navigating and Driving Local Government and Private Partnerships for Housing – Rick Klein & Joel Wisan 

Accessing ARPA Broadband Funds – Sarah Smith, OIT