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Meet Dr. Catherine Kunst, Acting Executive Director


Colorado SIPA's Board of Directors named Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Catherine Kunst, as Acting Executive Director effective June 1, 2020. Catherine started with SIPA in 2013 overseeing operations, finance, human resources and much more. Catherine also played an integral part in SIPA's expansion of services to governments across the state. Many of you have worked with Catherine over the years and she will serve as both Acting Executive Director and COO until a new Executive Director is appointed. Catherine said, "I look forward to continuing to work with all of you. I am honored that SIPA's Board of Directors has entrusted me with this responsibility during the transition."

The Board of Directors has contracted with search consultant, Kittleman & Associates, to assist the Board in attracting a qualified and diverse set of candidates and hiring the right Executive Director who will successfully direct our mission-based organization.


Partner Webinars & Information 


New to SIPA

  • Meadowlark Metropolitan District 
  • Alamosa County Ambulance District
  • Town of Cheraw

New Service Launches

case study

Denver is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth. The city welcomes 1,000 new citizens each month, making it the fastest-growing city in the United States. 

The Challenge

Denver was being asked to support this deluge of new residents with higher quality services, catering to more people using the same budget. 

SIPA Solution

Salesforce, a customer relationship management (CRM)that brings companies and customers together in one integrated platform that gives all department personnel a single, shared view of every customer. 


This state-of-the-art tool helped the city shave 23 seconds off the average call time, reduce duplicate data entries, and save money. “In one agency, our Department of Public Works, we’ve saved more than $7,000 by moving just 4% of cases to digital in the first six months.”

Read the full case study and feedback from Christine Binnicker, Director of Enterprise Applications, City and County of Denver here.





Important Dates

June 18, 2020 - SIPA Special Board Meeting

July 1, 2020 - Granicus #WebinarWednesday

July 2, 2020 - SIPA Board Meeting

July 3, 2020 - July 4th, SIPA office closed 

SIPA #KeepsYouInTheKnow  

*Check out our new D8 websites on Colorado.gov here.

*D8 website training is here. Demo site here.

*Help shape Colorado's future: Census 2020

*COVID-19 updates: https://covid19.colorado.gov/

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Colorado's self response rate is currently at 62.8%, ahead of the national average of 60.1%. The Census Bureau resumed its Colorado Field Operation on May 18, 2020. Other dates in the data collection process have been tentatively delayed. You can see the full revised schedule on the Tools for Communities page.

See the 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 page for up-to-date information.

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