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October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

Ajay Bagal

Welcome SIPA's new Executive Director, Ajay Bagal

SIPA is happy to announce its new Executive Director, Ajay Bagal! “After a very thorough search, the Board would like to welcome Ajay Bagal to lead Colorado SIPA,” said Patty Salazar chair of SIPA’s Board of Directors. Patty goes on to say, “The Board is excited to work with Ajay as our new executive director and confident that SIPA will be well positioned under his guidance to thrive in the years to come.”

Ajay has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience with expertise in strategic planning, board operations, technology optimization, operations management, organizational development, corporate governance, vendor management, customer experience, and fiscal discipline. “I appreciate the Board’s confidence in me, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” says Ajay. “Colorado SIPA has a bright future and I know we can move forward and continue to provide the increasing demand for efficient cost-saving technologies to better connect constituents with their government.”

Ajay has lived in Colorado for 18 years and is proud to call Colorado his permanent home. He is dedicated to improving the lives of all Coloradans through public service. His commitment to maintaining and building trust is a core value and at the foundation of his diverse professional and social relationships.

Ajay holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston University and a master’s degree in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado. He also completed a Negotiation Master Class at Harvard Law School.

Thank you SIPA Board of Directors for your hard work and dedication on the search! We especially thank the Personnel Committee for their time, diligence, and commitment: Hannah Parsons, Committee Chair, Chad Cornelius, Rick Garcia, Billy Griffin, Ben Henderson, Mary Kay Hogan, Dr. Theresa Szczurek, Kara Veitch and Jack Wylie.

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New Service Launches

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Do you know about the official Colorado.gov portal that offers no-cost technology solutions for Governments?

Learn more about portal services here.

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

D8 website training is here. Demo site here.

Website training sessions on the first and third Friday of each month: register here.



Check out what our low-cost partners are doing!

October Granicus Webinar Series: govDelivery, govMeetings, govAccess, and more

October 14 GovQA Webinar: How Public Safety Organizations are Actively Addressing the Changing Need for Transparency

October 16 Cirrus Insight Webinar: Email Productivity tools and how they can help you achieve Inbox Zero

October 20 Virtru Webinar: End-User Adoption & Success

Tempus Nova Webinar: New integrated features in Gmail

Special COVID-19 offers for SIPA customers

In The Know

COVID-19 updates here

October 16: HB20-1039 Meeting

October 21: Ajay Bagal joins SIPA

November 5: SIPA Board Meeting

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Update to Census Deadlines

As a result of court orders, Census 2020 data collection operations will continue through October 31, 2020.

Census Response Rate: Self-Response and NRFU Enumeration

The Colorado Census self-response rate was 69.7 percent on October 5, 2020. This value is 2.5 percentage points higher than Colorado's 2010 mail-back rate. Colorado is currently 14th among states.

Including the Non-Response Follow-Up (NRFU) enumeration rate of 29.6 percent, Colorado's total enumeration rate is 99.4 percent.

We estimate that there are fewer than 35,000 housing units left to be enumerated.
Both Census self-response and NFRU are currently operating. However, Census self-response is easier, safer, cheaper, and more accurate than NRFU enumeration. We are very close to achieving a complete count. Encourage your neighbors that have not submitted a Census form to do so while they still can.

  • Communities can use the tools below to track the response rates:
    Information on the total response rate, including the NRFU enumeration rate, is available from the Housing Unit Enumeration dashboard.
  • An interactive map showing NRFU completion rates by Census office is available here.
  • An alternative presentation of this information is available on the Hard to Count Map maintained by the City University of New York.

As always, keep up the good work to achieve a complete count in Colorado.

Help shape Colorado's future: Census 2020

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