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Administration Building
West Hearing Room
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Relay Colorado 711

Kathleen Conti, District 1
Nancy Sharpe, Chair, District 2
Jeff Baker, District 3
Nancy Jackson, District 4
Bill Holen, Chair Pro Tem, District 5

Study Session
September 14, 2020

The members of the Board of County Commissioners may attend study sessions virtually or in person, but due to social distancing requirements, presenters and the public may only attend virtually. The public may attend the study sessions (listening only) by calling 1-855-436-3656. The Board of County Commissioners may go into executive session during or at the conclusion of the study session as necessary to receive legal advice or discuss other confidential matters.

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners typically holds weekly Study Sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Study Sessions (except for Executive Sessions) are open to the public and items for discussion are included on this agenda. Agendas (except for Executive Sessions agendas) are available through the Commissioners’ Office or through the County’s web site at Please note that the Board may discuss any topic relevant to County business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noticed on this agenda. In particular, the Board typically schedules time each Monday under “Committee Updates” to discuss a wide range of topics. In addition, the Board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day, or cancel or reschedule noticed meetings. Questions about this agenda? Contact the Commissioners’ Office at 303-795-4630 or by e-mail at


Study Session Topics


Calendar Updates (WHR)

Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services

BOCC Updates (WHR)

Board of County Commissioners

Strategy and Performance Update (WHR)

Manisha Singh, Director, Strategy and Performance



*2021 Aid to Agencies Recommendations

Discussion of 2021 Aid to Agencies funding recommendations

Request: Information/Direction

Jacquelyn Bayard, Administrative Specialist, Communication and Administrative Services
Linda Haley, Community Housing and Development Manager, Community Resources
Don Klemme, Director, Community Resources
Melissa Dahlin, Accountant III, Human Services
Suzanna Dobbins, Finance Division Manager, Human Services
Jessica Gapuzan, Performance Management Analyst, Human Services
Cheryl Ternes, Director, Human Services
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney

*Update on Marijuana Licensing

Update to the Board of County Commissioners regarding marijuana licensing in unincorporated Arapahoe County and receive direction regarding an updated licensing policy including fees

Request: Information/Direction

John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
Ron Carl, County Attorney
Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services

*Predictive Analytics Tool for Child Welfare

Discussion of a request from the Department of Human Services for approval to waive the formal solicitation process in order to contract with The Auckland University of Technology for the purchase, implementation, and maintenance of a Predictive Risk Model Tool, and to authorize the Human Services Director to sign contracts for the same request

Request: Information/Direction

Angela Lytle, Deputy Director, Human Services
Cheryl Ternes, Director, Human Services
Keith Ashby, Purchasing Manager, Finance



Sheriff's Office Update (WHR)

Tyler Brown, Sheriff

*To be recorded as required by law

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