Brendan’s Briefing: June 26, 2017

Here are the latest announcements!

What’s New?

1. CU Denver’s ICMA Student Chapter
The purpose of the International City/County Management Association Student Organization is to provide opportunities for students to network and learn about careers in local government.  The University of Colorado Denver has started a new student chapter and we are seeking new members to join. ICMA membership is free for students who join — a tremendous value as professionals in the field pay a significant fee for membership. If you’re interested in joining CU Denver’s student chapter, please email Jeff Bello.

Networking and Training Opportunities

1. 2017 Governmental Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator, Pitch Night
Thu., July 13, 6 p.m.
A presentation of workable solutions to pressing problems faced by the City and County of Denver and State of Colorado. More details

2. Colorado Local Government Emerging Managers
Wed., July 19
CWLG are hosting an opportunity for education and networking.  Save the date!  Details online:

3. Colorado Victim Rights Amendment — VOCA Emergency Funds Training
July 27, 10 a.m.-noon
1325 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 508B, Denver
This training will provide an overview of the Colorado Victim Rights Amendment (VRA), including history, crimes covered and the rights afforded to victims of those crimes. We will discuss who is responsible for upholding victim rights and the process for compliance. We will also discuss how advocates can access COVA’s Emergency Fund on behalf of victims they are working with.  Register Online: Cost: Free

4. PPIA Public Service Weekend
July 28-30
The School of Public Affairs will be hosting a national diversity conference that will bring 30 undergraduate students from across the country to study public service leadership.  Want to learn more? Want to get involved? Email:

Capstone Opportunities

1. Policy Center Capstone Opportunity
Developing an economic snapshot of middle-class families in Colorado, and exploring what relationship exists between public sector expenditures and their economic standing. More details on the SPA Jobs Portal. Interested applicants should email their resume to Julie Pecaut.

2. Emergency Management Capstone Opportunity
The Carbon Valley Inter-Agency Emergency Management Group needs an intern, perhaps someone for a capstone project, to assist with updating and revising the Emergency Action Plan. This plan covers the communities of Firestone, Frederick and Dacono, as well as the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District. If interested, please email Chief Barbour ASAP!

Have a Great Fourth of July!

Ron Swanson grilling

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