History

The chapter has existed since the founding of the American Payroll Association in 1982. In the fall of 1981, Donald Sharper of the APA contacted Katherine Hooper with the intent to form a local chapter in the Denver metro area. By early 1982 the chapter had hosted its initial planning meeting. It wasn't long before the chapter became organized and elected its first President, Bob Jones. Back then our monthly meetings had an average attendance of only 15 people.
 
Over the years, many people have contributed to the success of the chapter. Many of these individuals have dedicated their time and experience to the chapter by attending meetings, participating on various committees, participating in chapter activities, serving as a member of the DCPA board, or a combination of all four.
 
Since these humble beginnings, the chapter has steadily continued to grow. Today membership consists of over 300 dedicated members, and our monthly meeting attendance averages between 60-80 people.
 
Each month the chapter highlights a member as the Payroll Professional of the Month. The selected person tells their "Payroll Life Story" to the membership to inspire others within the chapter.
 
Each year, in addition to the Payroll Professional of the Month, the chapter recognizes a specific person as having contributed over and above to the payroll profession. A special committee is formed to read through the nominations for these awards and the selection is announced at the Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference.
 
Each year, in addition to the Payroll Professional of the Year, the chapter recognizes a specific organization or business that has partnered with the DCPA throughout the last year and has contributed over and above to the payroll profession. A special committee is formed to read through the nominations for these awards and the selection is announced at the Rocky Mountain Regional Payroll Conference.