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OPG Commission

COLORADO OFFICE OF PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP
Commission

The Colorado Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) Commission is the Governing Body of the Colorado OPG.

Pursuant to § 13-94-104(1), C.R.S. (2017), the Colorado General Assembly created the Office of Public Guardianship (OPG) Commission. The Commission is comprised of 5 members. Three of the members are appointed by the Colorado Supreme Court, of which two must be attorneys admitted to practice law in Colorado and one must be a resident of Colorado not admitted to practice law. The remaining two members are appointed by the Governor, one who must be an attorney admitted to practice law in this state and one who must be a resident of Colorado not admitted to practice law.

Pursuant to HB 19-1045, signed into law on May 30, 2019, effective on July 1, 2019, the Commission is charged with appointing the Director for the Office of Public Guardianship. The Commission appointed Sophia M. Alvarez to be the Office’s first Director. Ms. Alvarez assumed her duties on October 21, 2019. Ms. Alvarez serves at the pleasure of the Commission pursuant to § 13-94-104(3), C.R.S. (2019).

OPG Commission meetings are generally held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Meetings may be rescheduled due to holidays, etc.

The OPG Commission meetings are open to the public. If you’d like to attend an upcoming Commission meeting, please RSVP at least one week in advance. Call (720) 552-5215 or email info@colorado-opg.org and include whether you need an accommodation.

OPG Commission Notice and Agenda

OPG Commission Meeting Minutes

Applicable Law:
The Public Guardianship Act, C.R.S. §§ 13-94-101 – 13-94-111 (2017, 2019)

General Assembly

Check back for updated OPG Legislation and Director Reports.

Contact
To reach the OPG Commission you may contact via email at:

Commissioners

  • Kelsey Lesco, Chair
  • Karen Kelley, Vice Chair
  • Deb Bennett-Woods
  • Marco Chayet
  • Alison Zinn

 

Director

  • Sophia M. Alvarez
Kelsey
Kelsey Lesco
Chair
Karen
Karen Kelley
Vice Chair
Alison
Alison Zinn
Attorney
Marco
Marco Chayet
Lawyer
Deb
Deb Bennett-Woods
Past-Chair