In a further sign of the growing importance to the financial planning community of policy and legislation effected by federal regulators and legislators, the CFP Board announced April 11 that it will relocate its headquarters to Washington, DC, over the next few months in a bid to “assert itself more vigorously” in public policy debates. The Board’s headquarters have been in Denver for more than 20 years.

In announcing the move, CPF Board Chair Karen Schaeffer said that being in the nation’s capital will also allow the Board “to more effectively serve the interests of the public as a whole.”

The announcement said that the Board’s 40 Denver-based employees will have the “opportunity to apply for a position in the Washington headquarters.”