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The Golden Sustainability Awards are an opportunity to recognize the businesses, community groups, individuals and students who inspire us to live more sustainably. Nominate your sustainability hero today for leading Golden toward a green future. The City of Golden’s Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:
- Community Group
Nominations are open through March 20 and applications are available online. City Council will present the awards in conjunction with a celebration of Earth Day on April 23.
We have vacancies on the following boards:
- Community Sustainability Advisory Board
- Downtown Development Authority
- Golden Urban Renewal Authority
- Historic Preservation Board
- Mobility and Transportation Board
- Planning Commission
- Investment Advisory Committee
- Fire Pension Board
Learn more about each of these boards and commissions, how many vacancies are available for each, and the application process on our How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page.
Applications are due by 5 p.m., March 11.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!