Colorado Works Allocation Committee

The Works Allocations Committee (WAC) was created to provide input to the Executive Director of Human Services on the allocation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) County Block Allocation to the counties. The WAC annually reviews the allocation, adopts a formula to distribute TANF mitigation, approves transfers between counties, and monitors the County TANF Reserve caps.   The WAC meets quarterly to review spending and allocation trends.

Meetings

Members

The WAC consists of 11 members, eight of whom are appointed by Colorado Counties, Inc. and three of whom are appointed by the State Department of Human Services.  The county with the greatest percentage of caseload is automatically appointed.

Name Representative
Nancy Sharpe Arapahoe County Commissioner
Bob Campbell Teller County Commissioner
Wendy Buxton-Andrade  Prowers County Commissioner
Barbara Kirkmeyer Weld County Commissioner
Don Mares Denver Department of Human Services, Co-Chair
Richard Elsner Park County Commissioner, Co-Chair
Lora Thomas Douglas County Commissioner
Sue Hansen Montrose County Commissioner
Katherine Smith CDHS appointee, CDHS, Employment and Benefits Acting Director
Ki'i Powell CDHS appointee, CDHS, Office of Economic Security Director
Ronald Vestman CDHS appointee, CDHS, Chief Financial Officer