Governance 2018-03-13T21:33:25+00:00

Governance and Board

Chartered in 2005 under the name Wheat Ridge 2020, Localworks is a private, non-profit, corporation with diverse members.

Localworks is volunteer powered, staff supported and board directed. There is an annual meeting each year and members vote on a slate of board nominees.

Articles of Incorporation: Our organization was originally incorporated as Wheat Ridge 2020, Inc. We currently do business under our tradename of Localworks. Here are our Articles of Incorporation as submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State.

Bylaws: To see our current Localworks bylaws, click here.

Board of Directors

Localworks is a non-profit corporation with members who elect a Board of Directors serving staggered terms. The Board of Directors is elected based on a slate of candidates developed by the Nominating Committee of the stakeholder members of Localworks.

Under the bylaws, the Board must represent different geographic parts of the City of Wheat Ridge, and also different sectors of the market. There must be a business as well as a residential presence on the Board.

The Localworks Staff reports to the Executive Director, who serves at the pleasure of the Board.

Each board member serves on a committee alongside Localworks members.  View our list of different committees.

Any resident of Wheat Ridge can become a member of Localworks. Localworks is authorized to an unlimited number of general members. At the annual meeting, the standing Nominating Committee of the Membership brings to the members a slate of board nominees for election. After the annual meeting each year, the Board of Directors elects the Executive Committee, consisting of a Chair, a Vice-Chair, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.

Click Here to View the Bios of Our Current Board of Directors

Kristine Disney

Janenne Allen
Board Member

Kelsey Robb
Vice President

Ron Benson
Board Member

Michael Kolesar
Board Member

Joy Opp

Joseph Giordano
Board Member

Kathleen Martell
Board Member

David Schafer

Rachel Hultin
Board Member

Celeste Tanner
Board Member

Ron Abo
Board Member

Karin Kirby
Board Member

The Board of Directors meets the Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at the Localworks Office.

Our Board Member Application
Our Board Member Agreement

Form 990 Federal Income Tax Return

In compliance with the IRS Form 990 policy, you may review a copy of filed Form 990 Federal Income Tax returns for the minimum three previous years.

2016 Form-990 (July 1, 2016-Dec 31, 2016)
2013 Form-990 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014)
2015 Form-990 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016)
2012 Form-990 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013)
2014 Form-990 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015)
2011 Form-990 (July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012)