May Newsletter



SIPA Executive Director Jack Arrowsmith announces his Retirement


Jack Arrowsmith, Executive Director and inaugural board member recently announced his retirement. His last day will be May 29, 2020. Jack has been with SIPA since it was created.  In 2004, Governor Owens first appointed Jack to the Board of Directors to represent local government. He was reappointed as the local government representative by Governors Ritter and Hickenlooper. In 2015, Jack stepped into the Executive Director role and grew SIPA’s staff and technology solutions to better reach governments of all sizes across Colorado.  

“While I have loved my time with SIPA, I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and first grandchild in Florida. It has been an honor and privilege to have worked alongside so many outstanding governments, the Board of Directors, and the SIPA staff. We have demonstrated the power of collaboration and how much we can accomplish by working together to serve governments,” said Jack Arrowsmith. "The need for SIPA to help support State and Local Governments with low and no-cost technology solutions is more critical now, than at any time in our history.  I have tremendous faith that the SIPA Staff and Board will continue to supply these vital services."

Cheers to your well-earned retirement! 

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There are several events going on in the month of May as it relates to the 2020 Census. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month! To continue to promote the 2020 Census in May, there are several great toolkits that have been created to help partners work on messaging to increase Census response in Colorado. You can use this toolkit with partners and use the graphics within to promote 2020 Census awareness and participation for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The hashtag for the national APIA Census effort is #AAPI2020; hashtags specifically for APAHM are #APAHM #RootedInCommunity and #RisingTogether.   

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