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March 13 is the deadline for you to apply for a position on Golden’s various Boards and Commissions. This is a great way to not only serve your community, but also have a say in how decisions are made.
Golden City Council is recruiting applicants to fill expiring appointments to the Downtown Development Authority, Fire Pension Board, Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board, Economic Development Commission, Public Art Commission and one appointment to Visit Golden, representing a merchant business or attraction, or with demonstrated marketing expertise.
To find out more about the board and commission application process, visit our How to Apply for Boards & Commissions page.
If you are interested in applying, you will need to complete the application form. You may be considered for up to three different boards on one application -- be sure to rank your preference on the application before submitting.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Be sure to save the date for interviews, scheduled to be held by City Council in the evening on Thursday, April 4. If you have questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-384-8014, 303-384-8015 or email@example.com.
As of January 2019, the City of Golden is transitioning customers who are currently billed on a quarterly basis, to monthly billing. Customers will receive 12 smaller bills instead of four larger bills. Monthly billing should make it easier for customers, especially those on fixed incomes, to include the cost of water service in their monthly household budgets.
Learn more about the upcoming switch at cityofgolden.net/monthlybilling.
Drop off your Christmas trees through January 27 at the former Golden Recycle site, just west of Hwy 93 on the north side of Golden Gate Canyon Road.
Trees must be stripped of all ornaments, hardware, lights, and tinsel.
Trees will be mulched, and the mulch will eventually available for free at the public pick-up site on 11th Street, just west of Clear Creek History Park.
For more information, call 303-384-8141.
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!