September 3, 2020 BOD Meeting Minutes

Posted on Sep 17, 2020

Board Members Present:

  • J. Carson, President
  • T. Rekar, Vice President
  • P. Malchow, Sgt-at-Arms
  • L. Warnes, Treasurer
  • R. Williamson, Secretary
  • J. Cowan
  • T. Kippel
  • T. Toth
  • B. Walsh
  • S. Warren
  • S. Carbonara-Ramos


  • D. Holland
  • P. Farmer

Staff Members Present:

  • S. Dillon, Executive Director
  • R. Keller, Office Manager
  • J. Newsome, Attorney

Executive Session called to order at 10:30am

Annual Financial Review

  • 2019 financial review presented by Mitch Downs of accounting firm Osborne, Parsons & Rosacker, LLP. As reported by OPR, the PPA continues to manage and record all financial transactions in alignment with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), and successfully implemented improvements recommended in the prior year’s review.  The board voted to approve submission of the 2019 Form 990.
  • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
  • 2nd: T. Toth
  • All in Favor

 General Session called to order at 11:00am

  • Guests: DA-Elect Michael Allen and Chief Investigator Bret Poole: Allen thanked the Board for its support and indicated that when he assumes office as District Attorney, Mr. Poole will remain on as Chief Investigator. Discussion included county court policies requiring officers to complete traffic school and community service for on-duty traffic accidents; the Brady List; public release of BWC video; and use of grand juries. Mr. Allen proposed meeting quarterly with the Board, which will commence after he is sworn in.

Board Discussion Items:

  • July Financial Report
    • 1st: B. Walsh
    • 2nd: P. Malchow
    • All in Favor


Investment Accts  July 2020 July 2019
Checking $123,123.57 $116,114.15
Gen’l Invested Fund $263,499.72 $339,686.81
Fallen Officers Fund $165,981.71 $162,567.40
Totals $552,605.00 $618,368.36


Investment Accts.     July 2020 June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 March 2020 February 2020
Checking $123,123.57 $125,791.75 $111,002.55 $127,099.35 $106,509.21 $97,381.05
Gen. Invested Fund $263,499.72 $253,223.09 $252,306.73 $316,079.15 $300,922.94 $339,666.72
Fallen Officers Fd. $165,981.71 $159,612.87 $159,469.40 $152,450.50 $142,883.56 $162,176.06
Totals $552,605.00 $538,627.71 $522,778.68 $595,629.00 $550,315.71 $599,223.83

Small Donor Account:                $23,244.00                          

  • Donation Request: A request was made by PPA board member Tracy Toth to help fund Operation Morale, an endeavor undertaken by Officer Toth with support from the Pikes Peak Region Law Enforcement Family Support Group (LEFS). The request died for lack of a motion as the PPA provides LEFS with an annual standing contribution in support of their good works, as well as to avoid bias towards board member requests.
  • Member Benefits: The board discussed the economic impact of continuing to  reimburse members’ athletic and educational fees.  As designed, it is a non-sustainable benefit, and thus the board undertook a vote to reallocate remaining funds in this line item to other member benefits, including but not limited to, improvement of the PPA gym.
    • 1st: S. Carbonara-Ramos
    • 2nd: J. Cowan
    • 6 in favor/2 opposed

Motion passed

  • Preservation of Life Medal: Discussion deferred due to board member being called out of meeting.
  • Report on August Meeting with the Chiefs: Discussion reflected in the August 28th Chiefs’ meeting minutes.
  • Executive Director Report:
    • CSPPA Community Outreach: Subsequent to the PPA billboards coming down, and as the next phase of community outreach, lawn signs in support of CSPD officers are available for a donation of $10.  All proceeds will go to the Fallen Officer Relief Fund.
    • Magnum: An email notice went out to members with information on how to access the new PPA Magnum benefit. Several members have already taken advantage of the discounts offered.
    • Gleneagle Sertoma Club Golf Tournament: The tournament will proceed as planned for September 21st, with accommodations to adhere to social distancing.  PPA lawn signs will be available for purchase by tournament participants.
    • Retirement Badges: The benefits page on the CSPPA website will be amended to accurately reflect bylaw stipulations on eligibility to receive a PPA retirement badge.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm