Kathryn Winn has represented all types of local governments since 2008, with a focus on general counsel representation of special districts, municipalities, authorities, and library districts. Kathryn speaks regularly at the SDA Annual Conference and Spring Workshops on topics such as open records, open meetings, boardsmanship, the Special District Act, and HIPAA; in addition, she annually updates the SDA Board Member Manual.  Before joining Collins Cockrel & Cole in 2008, Kathryn managed the open space grant program for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), handling complex conservation easement transactions.  She believes that the best part of her work is the relationships she forms with clients all over Colorado. 

Kathryn received her law degree from the University of Denver and her bachelor’s degree in English from Mary Washington College in Virginia. Having been raised in a military family with multiple moves, she is happy to have called Colorado home since 2003. Kathryn currently lives in Golden with her daughter and husband, a retired professional cyclist from Australia.  Kathryn enjoys fine coffee, ice cream and wine, and is fluent in both American and Australian English, but still refuses to touch Vegemite. Her activities outside of the office include cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking, animal rescue, photography, and teaching tricks to her cats and dog.