Apply to Serve as the Commissioner for Colorado Commission on Aging

application-form-commissioner-ccoaColorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) seeks a Commissioner to serve as the Congressional District 2 representative for the Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA). This role resides within the CDHS Office of Community Access and Independence, which was established under the authority of the Older Coloradans Act (C.R.S. Sections 26- 11-100.1 to 26-11-106) to serve as the primary advisory body on all matters affecting older persons.

The Commission includes seventeen members—two from each Congressional District, one at-large member and one member from different parties of the State Senate and House—with no more than nine members being from the same political party. Members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.

The CCOA is charged with hosting a Centenarian Celebration, participating in Senior Lobby Day at the Capitol, awarding the Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award, and conducting studies of the problems of the state's older populations.

Why should you apply?

This role gives you the opportunity to direct momentum and contribute to Colorado's support of our seniors. You can serve as a vital voice and influence for events, legislation, and solving issues faced today by fellow Coloradans.

Total time commitment:

  • Two full day meetings every other month
  • Typically held on Thursdays and Fridays


  • Must reside in Congressional District 2
  • Registered Voter (due to Commission rules regarding member representation, candidates registered with Democratic party need not apply)

Please visit our website for more information about the CCOA:

If interested in applying, please complete the online Boards and Commissions application: