About SIPA

About SIPA

The Statewide Internet Portal Authority

The Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) was created in 2004 by an act of the Colorado State Legislature (C.R.S. § 24-37.7-101 et seq.) to provide efficient and effective e-Government services for eligible governmental entities and citizens through the use of modern business practices and innovative technology solutions.  Eligible governmental entities include state and local governments, school districts, and other eligible entities within the State of Colorado. 

SIPA serves as the oversight body of the Colorado.gov portal.  Colorado.gov is the gateway to Colorado government and it is intended to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for e-Government services.  Many citizens prefer to interact with state and local government online, but are unsure of which government entity provides the information and services they want.  The Colorado.gov portal is the place where the public intersects with Colorado governments and allows an efficient way for users to reach multiple levels of government.

SIPA is a quasi governmental body corporate, governed by a 13-member Board of Directors.  The SIPA Board has appointed John D. Conley as Executive Director to oversee daily operations and to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Authority are met.


History and Background

In response to the Portal Plan in Senate Bill 03-336, Senate Bill 04-244 (C.R.S. § 24-37.7-101 et seq.) was passed and signed to create the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, to identify Board membership, and to establish legislative guidance.   SIPA was charged to create an efficient, effective, and user friendly statewide internet portal to serve as a place where citizens can electronically access state government information, products, and services, as well as provide e-Government services to government entities.  

Mission, Vision, and Goals


The mission of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority is to provide efficient and effective services for citizens through the use of modern business practices and innovative technology solutions.


The vision of the Authority is to transform Colorado government service delivery through the use of technology, allowing a single point of contact for members of the public to access state and local government information, products, and services.


Under the leadership and guidance of the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the goals of the Authority are:

  • To continue development of a statewide internet portal that provides a single access point to information, products, and services of state and local government to give members of the public an effective and efficient way to transact business
  • To increase the number of applications developed, integrated, and made publically available on the Portal by governmental entities
  • To continue the grant program for governmental entities to accelerate adoption of the services offered by the Authority
  • To increase the number of eligible governmental entities that use the services provided by the Authority through promotion and education
  • To explore and expand the type of enterprise services and solutions offered to governmental entities through the Authority


Self Funded Model

Self Funded Model

The cornerstone of the Colorado.gov Portal operations has been the establishment of the Self-Funded Model. The Self-Funded Model requires no additional tax dollars or appropriated funds. Under this model, multiple revenue sources are identified and established to fund the enterprise portal initiative. The self-funded portal remains financially viable by charging approved administrative fees on certain transaction services. The fees are then reinvested in the Portal to provide infrastructure and services that enhance the efficiency of Colorado government interaction with citizens and businesses. Services provided through the Self-Funded Model are typically built, maintained, and supported at no cost to the agency. Using the Self-Funded Model, the agencies can increase service offerings to their constituents, and citizens can take advantage of the services to make their interaction with Colorado government more efficient and convenient.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-37.7-102 the Authority is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors which include the following members: The Secretary of State (or his or her deputy); a representative from the Office of the Governor and three Executive Directors of principal agencies of the state all appointed by the Governor, three members from the private sector and one member of local government all appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate; one Senator appointed by the President of the Senate, and one Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House; one member of the Judicial Department of the State appointed by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court; and the State Chief Information Officer of the Governor’s Office of Information Technology.

Current Board Members

Jack Arrowsmith (Chair), County Clerk and Recorder, Douglas County

Barbara Brohl, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Revenue

Reeves Brown, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Honorable Bill Cadman, State Senator, State of Colorado

Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Colorado

Barbara Kelley, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Louie Lago, President, Lago Capital Investments

Gerald Marroney, State Court Administrator, Colorado Judicial Department

Honorable Ron May, President, The May Corporation

Honorable Max Tyler, State Representative, State of Colorado

Honorable Bob Rankin, State Representative, State of Colorado

Honorable Gail Schwartz, State Senator, State of Colorado

Suma Nallapati, State Chief Information Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology

Kevin Patterson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Administrative Officer, Governor's Office

Mary Kay Hogan, Vice President, Dutko Grayling


At its discretion, the Board of Directors can establish various committees to perform necessary research, policy development, or other functions important to the Board.  Committee membership is open to all members of the Board, including nonvoting members, the Executive Director, and the Counsel for the Authority. 

The Authority has four active committees:

  • Business Committee
  • Contracts Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Personnel Committee

Board Meetings

Monthly Board Meetings

The Board holds meetings, open to the public, on the first Thursday of the month at 1:00pm. 




Next Meeting:

June 5th, 2014 1:00PM to 2:30PM

1300 Broadway, Suite 11010

Denver, Colorado 80203


Meeting Minutes

Minutes of monthly board meetings are recorded and available for public inspection once approved by the Board of Directors.  Below are approved minutes for the previous six meetings.  Please email sipa@cosipa.gov for additional requests.

SIPA Records Management Policy pdf file

Board of Directors Meeing Minutes- February 21 2014 pdf file

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes- February 06 2014 pdf file

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes- December 05 2013 pdf file

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes- October 03 2013 pdf file

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes- September 05 2013 pdf file

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes- August 01 2013 pdf file