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Memorial Services Set for City Attorney

Memorial services for long-time Golden City Attorney and President of Windholz & Associates law firm Jim Windholz will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus. Windholz, 65, died of heart attack on Jan. 1 while in California to attend the funeral of his sister, Mary Beth Lind, who died on Christmas Day.

Windholz had been appointed and served as the City Attorney in Golden since January 1990. He also served as the City Attorney in Lafayette since May 2004 and in Sheridan since October 2002. His firm wrote the Charter that made Sheridan a home-rule city. Other public agencies his firm currently represents include the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority and the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

In his role as City Attorney, Windholz advised the City Councils he served on legal issues pertaining to their duties and functions, attended Council meetings, handled litigation, and drafted ordinances, resolutions and contracts. Windholz advised all three cities’ Councils on many significant legal issues and led them through many legal cases. He was particularly well versed in Colorado’s urban renewal law.

“Jim had a winning record in court that would make any football coach jealous,” said Golden City Manager Mike Bestor. “He led Golden to victory time and time again in many difficult cases, some of which have set legal precedent in the State of Colorado. He will be remembered for his wisdom, honesty and integrity. To say he’ll be sorely missed is an understatement.”

He is survived by Martha “Dru” Dunham; his mother Alice Windholz; brothers Frank Windholz and Ken Windholz; sons Eric Windholz and Grant Windholz; daughter Amy Lawrence; and four grandchildren. Memorial arrangements will be announced when they are finalized. His associates Dave Williamson and William Hayashi will continue to operate the Windholz & Associates law firm in Boulder.

The family has requested that memorial donations in Jim’s name be made to either: Recycled Racers, Inc., 6200 Dahlia St., Commerce City, CO 80022 or wwwrecycledracers.org, whose mission is to rescue and place retired Greyhound racing dogs; or Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado, 7951 E. Maplewood Ave., Suite 126, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 or www.wishcolorado.org.

Cards may be sent to City of Golden, City Attorney’s Office, 911 10th St., Golden, CO 80401.

Golden City Council is scheduled to consider a resolution Jan. 10 to appoint Dave Williamson of Windholz & Associates as Acting City Attorney.

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