Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 23 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at

Coffee with a Councilor @ Cafe 13
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am

Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves have combined forces for Coffee with a Councilor in 2019 including both north and south neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the “good of Golden.”

CWAC will meet on Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. at Cafe 13 located at 1301 Arapahoe St.

Please note, the front entrance is closed due to renovations at Cafe 13, so please enter through the Connects Workspace door on the East side of the building.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or

Jeffco International Women’s Day 2019 @ Baldoria on the Water
Mar 8 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm

Women's DayCelebrate women at the 4th annual Jeffco International Women’s Day on March 8 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood. The event is sponsored by the City of Golden, SCL Health Lutheran Hospital and IX Power Clean Water. Proceeds will benefit “Porchlight,” the new Jefferson & Gilpin County Family Justice Center.

Jeffco International Women’s Day

Keynote speaker: Dianne Primavera, Lt. Gov. of Colorado
Speaker: Mayor Marjorie Sloan
Buffet lunch
Awards – “Shattered Glass” and “Unsung Heroine”
Seminars & other speakers
Networking time
Women Vendors’ “Marketplace”
Door prizes
SWAG bags


Marjorie Sloan, Mayor of Golden
Libby Szabo, Chairman Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
Dianne Primavera, Lt. Governor of Colorado
Candace Coolidge, Jefferson / Gilpin County Family Justice Center
Carol Salzmann, Lutheran Hospital
Nathan Richie, Golden History Museum & Park
Deborah Deal, IX Water & IX Power Foundation


Dr. Amber Fontenont Ferris – “What’s New in Women’s Health”
Attorney Colleen Calandra – “Legal Options for Sexual Harassment”
plus – Lorraine D’Aversa and Coach Stacy Fowler

Save as much as $15 on tickets — deadline for reduced-price “Early-Bird” tickets is Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14 or search “Jeffco Women’s Day” in Eventbrite.

For questions, contact Deborah Deal, Founder & Chair “Jeffco International Women’s Day” at 303-277-9520 ext. 310.

Golden Safety Academy @ Golden Fire Department Training Room
Mar 11 @ 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.

North Neighborhoods R-2 Zoning Amendments Discussion @ Council Chambers
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Planning Division is currently conducting a public outreach process regarding possible new development regulations for R-2-zoned properties in north Golden. A short, online survey is currently available on the Guiding Golden website to assist staff with recommendations for any potential zoning code updates. This survey will be closed at the end of February and the results will be organized into zoning recommendations.

Staff’s recommendations will be presented to the community on Thursday, March 14 in a formal presentation. This presentation will be held in the City Council Chambers from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Additionally, staff’s recommendations will be discussed by the Planning Commission in a study session to be held on March 20.

For more information on the topic and to take a survey regarding North Neighborhoods R-2 Zoning Amendments, please visit

Community Sustainability Advisory Board Retreat @ Harmony Village Common House
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SustainabilityThe mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is to assist the City of Golden in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals. In order to facilitate the achievement of these goals, the Board will lead, encourage, enable and empower the citizens, visitors and people who work in Golden, to live in a sustainable manner.

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will hold a Board Retreat on March 16 to discuss their 2019 Strategic Plan. The meeting will take place at Harmony Village Common House, 1001 Cottonwood Circle in Golden, and is open to the public.

To view agendas of upcoming meetings or view minutes or stream audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

Learn more about Golden’s Sustainability Initiative, or visit the Community Sustainability Advisory Board page for more information about the board itself.

Utility Rate Citizen Committee @ Public Works and Planning Building
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. The group first met on February 19 and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street.

Learn more at including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

Golden Business Panel for Non-profits @ Council Chambers
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Business Panel on March 20 2019Are you a business or nonprofit looking to connect? Coors, NREL, Bob’s Atomic Burgers, Connect Workspace, Powder 7, and Wells Fargo will discuss their approaches to corporate philanthropy and collaboration with Golden nonprofits. Join the discussion at noon on Wednesday, March 20, in Council Chambers.

The objectives of the panel are to: 1) Help businesses and nonprofits in Golden get to know one another better; 2) Identify collaborative or partnership opportunities; 3) Explore tools that our community could use to connect businesses to nonprofits; and 4) Explore ways to
track the volunteer hours that businesses and residents provide to nonprofits. Panelists include Bob’s Atomic Burgers, Connects Workspace, Coors, NREL, Powder 7 and Wells Fargo.

Please RSVP by March 15 to Robin Fleischmann, Redevelopment Specialist, or 303-384-8080.


Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco Launch @ Connects Workspace
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Women Who Startup imageWomen Who Startup (WWS) is launching Basecamp Jeffco at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe St Suite 105, Golden, on April 2, 6 – 8 p.m. Basecamp Jeffco will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs and innovators in Jefferson County and build a supportive community around the community’s Women Who Startup, those who work for them, support them, invest in them, and mentor them.

Learn more at or email

Coffee with a Councilor @ Home of Patrick and Lisa Vitry
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves have combined forces for Coffee with a Councilor in 2019 including both north and south neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the “good of Golden.”

CWAC will meet on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at the home of Patrick and Lisa Vitry, 618 Golden Eagle Circle.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

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