This Special District Board Member Manual was prepared as a public service by us in cooperation with the SDA. The Board Member Manual is intended to be a general survey of statutory responsibilities for members of the Board of Directors of a Colorado Special District. This manual is neither designed nor intended to be a legal analysis of the subjects contained therein. The passage of time, new court decisions, and future legislation will cause portions of this manual to become outdated. Further, the answer to any particular legal question turns heavily on all of the facts specific to the issue. Readers are strongly encouraged to seek the advice and assistance of legal counsel experienced in Special District matters as to any legal issues that arise. The information contained in this Manual is for the benefit of the Special District Association of Colorado, its members, and the clients of Collins Cockrel & Cole, P.C.