Golden United Housing Task Force Meeting @ Presbyterian Church of Golden
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Golden United Housing Task Force will meet on Tuesday, February 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Golden, 17707 W 16th Ave.

The topic will be planning for 2020. Please bring your ideas and implementation plans for activities and thoughts about ways you’d like to participate. Light refreshments will be served.

The Golden United Housing Task Force meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Planning Commission Study Session @ Council Chambers
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm

The Planning Commission, established in 1948, affords residents the opportunity to actively participate in the planning of the City and its welfare; to learn all facets of the regulations governing such functions; interact with a wide variety of citizens participating in the shaping of Golden’s future; and assume an active role in any regulation changes involving zoning and subdivision activity.

Planning Commission Study Sessions recur on the third Wednesday of each month. Study Sessions are open to the public, but are for information only, and no public hearings or votes will take place during the meeting. To participate in a Planning Commission public hearing, those meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers (unless otherwise noted).

To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or listen to audio from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page. Visit the Planning Commission page to learn more about their responsibilities and duties.

Golden High School Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction @ Golden High School
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Help support the Golden High School and enjoy some tasty chili or mac and cheese on Thursday, February 20, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Golden High School, 701 24th St. with the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year – the 8th Annual Golden High School Chili Cook-Off & Silent Auction.

Funds raised last year provided $7000 in grants to classrooms, student clubs, and organizations as well as five $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

To register a chili or purchase tickets, visit the GHS PTA website. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.
RTD Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Service Cuts @ Council Chambers
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm

RTD will host a public meeting in Golden City Hall Council Chambers on February 20 at 6 p.m. to discuss proposed service changes, which would eliminate the 16L (“limited”) bus, which provides express service between Golden and Denver, and instead increase 16 local bus service hours and pick-up times to fill in the gaps.

RTD is proposing many such service cuts across their service area in an effort to reduce the number of operators necessary to provide RTD transit services. According to RTD, “Currently RTD must excessively mandate operators to work overtime, leading to poor work-life quality and a vicious cycle of recruiting and attrition.”

RTD had originally planned to end the 16L service when the W Line was made operational in 2013. The 16L was maintained longer than planned, however, because the W Line provides an imperfect substitute for the 16L bus due to the higher fare for the light rail, and because the light rail line terminates at Union Station, whereas the 16L takes passengers to the Civic Center end of downtown.

RTD is hosting public meetings all over the Denver metro area to allow RTD customers to learn more about and weigh in on the proposed service changes. The Golden public meeting will occur on February 20 at 6 p.m. in Golden City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can also provide your input by emailing or faxing comments to 303-299-2227 no later than March 5.

Sustainability Task Force Meeting @ Council Chambers
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you have great ideas about sustainability in Golden? Are you ready to dive in and turn the community’s sustainability ideas into action? If so, mark your calendars for an upcoming sustainability task force meeting.

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for interested residents, local experts, and community activists to help in the following tasks:

  • Identify data and resources needed to determine impacts.
  • Review drafts of the 2020 Sustainability Strategic Plan.
  • Help campaign for top priorities.

Each task force meeting will focus on one of the three sustainability goal areas : Water, Waste and Energy. Community members are invited to participate in one or more task forces of interest. To participate, simply show up to one of the task force meetings listed below. Refreshments will be provided.

Water Strategy Task Force
December 4, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers – 911 10th St, Golden
Waste Strategy Task Force
January 22, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers – 911 10th St, Golden
Energy Strategy Task Force
February 26, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers – 911 10th St, Golden

For more information, email

Nature Non-Fiction Book Club @ American Mountaineering Center
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join fellow nature lovers to discuss books that explore our relationship with nature.

The selections for February are Animals Strike Curious Poses by Elena Passarello and Biophilia: The Human Bond with Other Species by Edward O. Wilson.

The Nature Non-Fiction Book Club will meet on Wednesday, February 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the library of the American Alpine Club in the basement of the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St.

For more information and book selections, please visit

Nature Writing Book Club @ American Mountaineering Center
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
nature writing bookclubJoin fellow nature lovers to discuss the “literature of the environment” from 6 – 7 p.m. in the library of the American Alpine Club in the basement of the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. on the fourth Wednesday of every month.

For more information and book selections, please visit

5th Annual Jeffco International Women’s Day 2020 @ Baldoria on the Water
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

International Women's Day in Jeffco 2020 logoCelebrate women at the 5th annual Jeffco International Women’s Day on March 3 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood. The event is sponsored by SCL Health Lutheran and the City of Golden, with additional corporate sponshorships from Genesee Mountain Foundation, IX Power Clean Water, and corporate contributor, Coach Stacy’s Healthy U. Proceeds will benefit Porchlight Family Justice Center and the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

CU Regent Heidi Ganahl & founder of “Camp Bow Wow” will be the keynote speaker at this event during lunch. The winner of the “Unsung Heroine” Award will be announced as well, and Marjorie Sloan will be presented with the “Shattered Glass” Award. Come early to network and learn “The truth about personal & cyber security  today from a genuine, female Denver FBI agent”.

Purchase your tickets online at

For questions, contact Deborah Deal at the IX Power Foundation, 303-277-9520.

Coffee with Councilors @ Cafe 13
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm

Chat with your District councilors at 3 p.m. on March 7 at Cafe 13, 1301 Arapahoe St. This is a great opportunity to chat with your District City Councilors and discuss issues in your community important to you.

For details contact District 1 Councilor JJ Trout at 720-880-5084, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003,

Golden Safety Academy @ Golden Fire Department Training Room
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Golden Safety Academy PosterThe Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department. You may attend one, several or all sessions.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online.

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 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

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