2022 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

With over 125 attendees, the 2022 Winter Legislative Conference was a big success in providing relevant content to our members. Resources from the event include:


General Sessions

  • Opening General Session — Autumn Rivera, 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year, and Gerardo Muñoz, 2021 Colorado Teacher of the Year
  • Lunch General Session — A Capitol Story: Insights and Information from Those Who Cover the General Assembly Daily with Jesse Aaron Paul
  • Closing General Session — Colorado Legislative Redistricting: What it Means for The State with Dr. JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin

Breakout Presentations and Handouts

  • Colorado PERA: Transforming to Connect - Connecting to Serve
  • Understanding the Colorado State Land Board and the BEST Program
    • Presentation
    • Video
    • Bill Ryan, Director of the State Land Board
    • Kathy Gebhardt, Board President of the Boulder Valley School District and former CASB Board President
  • The Importance of Student Voice in Advocacy Efforts
    • Video
    • Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning & Events
    • Sydney Ament, Littleton Public Schools
    • Allison Willner, Douglas County School District
    • Gannon Gillies, Littleton Public Schools
    • Elizah Moya, Harrison School District #2
    • Henry CyranLittleton Public Schools
    • Ni'Asia AliHarrison School District #2
    • Reina Kushihashi, Denver Public Schools
  • Everything You Need to Know About Local Control: The What and the Why
    • Presentation
    • Sam Jones-RogersCASB Director of Legal Services
    • Evan GaffeyCASB Chief Legal and General Counsel
  • Rural Advocacy Under the Gold Dome
    • Presentation
    • Action Plan
    • Michelle MurphyExecutive Director for the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance
    • Kirk BanghartVice President for the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative
    • Denille LePlattExecutive Director for the South Central BOCES
    • Matt CookCASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
  • You Can’t Do It Alone: Community and School Partnerships - A Success Story!
    • Presentation
    • Karen QuanbeckClear Creek RE-1 Superintendent
    • Sandi SchuesslerClear Creek RE-1 Board President
    • Laura RobertsonCoordinator for Mountain Youth Network
    • Cameron MarlinExecutive Director for Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District

CASB Resources


Mark your calendar for next year's Winter Legislative Conference! 

The 2023 Winter Legislative Conference will be held from February 16-17, 2023.