Colorado Commission on Aging

The Colorado Commission on Aging (CCOA) 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 CCOA is a volunteer organization of seventeen people appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate committee to serve for four year terms. There are two members appointed to each of the seven Congressional Districts, and members representing that district may not be from the same political party. In addition to the fourteen members there is one at-large Commissioner, and one member each of different parties from the State Senate and House.

Commissioners duties include:

  • Conducting, and encourage others to conduct, studies of problems of the state’s older people
  • Assisting government and private agencies to coordinate their efforts on behalf of the aging and older adults in order that efforts are effective and non-duplicative
  • Promoting and aiding in the establishment of local programs and services for Colorado's aging and older adults
  • Conducting promotional activities and programs for public education on problems of the aging
  • Reviewing existing programs for the aging and making recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly for improvements

Meetings are held six times a year with two meetings being held outside the Denver area and all meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming Meetings

Colorado Commission on Aging (Day 1)

Thursday, January 24th, 2018 (9am-4pm)

1575 Sherman St. 8th floor C-Stat Room

Denver, CO 80203


Colorado Commission on Aging Meeting (Day 2)

Friday, January 25th, 2018  (11am-1pm)

Allan Buckingham Awards Luncheon

Location:  The Summit Conference & Event Center, .411 Sable Blvd. Aurora, CO 80011

Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award

Allen M.A. Buckingham served on the Colorado Commission on Aging from 1986 to 1998. The Commission's annual Senior Legacy Award was awarded posthumously to Allen in December 1998 and the event was renamed in his honor.  Allen served on the national AARP Board of Directors, as regional director of the Region VIII U.S. Administration on Aging, and held other key positions during his career.  Allen promoted the needs of older persons, especially that they live in dignity, have freedom and choice, and realize full and active participation in their society. 

This year's Allen Buckingham Senior Leadership Legacy Award luncheon will be held on Friday January 25th, 2019 from 11am-1pm at The Summit Conference & Event Center in Aurora.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  Please RSVP to Tara Franck 303.866.5288, prior to January 17th, 2019.

Nomination Form:  Allen Buckingham Award Nomination Form




Name Representation Term Expiration
Paulette St. James CD 1 7-1-22
Sean Wood CD 2 7-1-22
Chad Federwitz Member-at-large 7-1-22
Christina Johnson CD 7 7-1-22
Jody Barker, Chair CD 5 7-1-22
Steven Grund CD 6 7-1-22
Ryan Burmood CD 6 7-1-22
Julie Cozad CD 4 7-1-19
Debra Herrera CD 3 7-1-20
Ron DeVries CD 1 7-1-20
Kathleen Hall CD 3 7-1-20
Joe Urban, Past-Chair CD 5 7-1-20
Jane Barnes, Vice-Chair CD 7 7-1-20
Ruth Long CD 2 7-1-20
Connie Ring CD 4 7-1-20
Rep. Jessica Danielson House of Representatives WNLS
Sen. Nancy Todd State Senate WNLS