The Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery encourage you to get involved in the guardianship of Riverside Cemetery. Below are some ways you may help:
Share your stories
Visit the Riverside Scout, a compilation of stories and ephemera of Denver’s oldest cemetery. This site is open to submissions from anyone, including historians, planners, families, and community organizers.
Attend our board meetings
The Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery hold quarterly board meetings which are open to the public. If you are interested in learning more about what is going on, feel free to attend. Upcoming meeting dates, times and locations are posted on our web site.
Attend the board meetings of the Fairmount Cemetery Company.
A new state law allows owners of plots at Fairmount and Riverside cemeteries or their designees to attend board meetings of the Fairmount Cemetery Company. These meetings allow you to learn more about the long-term plan for care and upkeep at both Riverside and Fairmount cemeteries. Read more about the new state law below.
HB 12-1068 Overview
– This law requires the board of directors of a nonprofit cemetery to include at least one owner of a lot, grave space, niche, or crypt.
– Each nonprofit cemetery is required to keep and make available the following records for owners of a lot, grave space, niche or crypt. These documents must be available for in-person inspection and copying, and written requests for these records must be fulfilled within 7 days.
- Annual reports
- Articles of incorporation
- Meeting minutes for the last three years
- Colorado state periodic reports for the last three years
- Tax forms for the last three years
- Current financial records
– An owner of a lot, grave space, niche, or crypt may attend meetings of the board of directors.
– The board must provide reasonable notice of board meetings.
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