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Boards & Commissions

Denver is a growing and diverse city. Each one of us can contribute to our city. We need your help by taking the time to serve as an active member of a board or commission. Appointments to boards and/or commissions are a vital part of local government and provide for direct citizen involvement in city affairs. Working together we can successfully prepare for our city’s future.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock appoints approximately 700 people to serve on over 130 City and County of Denver Boards and Commissions. Our office manages this process of recruiting, interviewing and recommending candidates.

Please review our list of boards and commissions if you are interested in considering yourself and/or others in the community who can contribute and influence city policies by serving on one of these boards or commissions.

Number of Members: 8 Members
Term:
Compensation: 
Confirmation:

Members:
Edward Blair, 12/31/18


Function: 

Qualifications: 

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Enabling Authorization:

Number of members: Undeclared
Term : 4 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Function: 
Oversees the outside yearly audit of the city. 2 appointees by the Mayor, 2 appointees by the City Council and 2 appointees by the Auditor. 

Qualifications: 
City Managers and an external audit professional familiar with finance or city government.

Meets: To be determined

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order, #E069 (2001)

Members:
Charles Scheibe, 12/31/2019 
Edward Scholz, 12/31/2020
Tim O'Brien -- Ex Officio 

Contact Person: 
Kathleen MacKenzie
720-913-5002
kathleen.mackenzie@denvergov.org
 

Number of members: 25
Term : 3 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None
Enabling Authority: None

Members: 
James Thacker, 12/31/17
Antonia Banducci, 12/31/17
David Mintzer, 12/31/17
Shelley Smith, 12/31/17
Julio Trujillo, 12/31/17
Eliza Buyers, 12/31/18
Noreen Ahmed, 12/31/18
Brian Carroll, 12/31/18
Dale Crum, 12/31/18
John Folsom, 12/31/18
Dele Johnson, 12/31/18
Chad King, 12/31/18
Rodolfo Rodriguez, 12/31/18
Jordan Block, 12/31/19
Lisa Truong, 12/31/19
Katherine Agathon, 12/31/19
Anaclaudia Magalhaes, 12/31/19
Parry Burnap, 12/31/19
Tracy Davis, 12/31/19
Libby Kaiser, 12/31/19
Katherine McKenna, 12/31/19
Kevin Williams, 12/31/19
Cal Zimmerman, 12/31/19
Mariano Castro, 12/31/19
Russel Koff, 12/31/19
Peter Bird, Ex-Officio 
Katie Bonomo, Ex-Officio 
Lisa Diaz, MPAC Representative 

Function:
Oversee the implementation of the Denver Bicycle Master Plan, work with the city to develop engineering standards for street, roadway and trail designs to accommodate bicycles, review roadway and trail projects. 

Qualifications: 
None

Meets: 
Monthly on the first Thursday
5:30 pm
201 West Colfax Avenue
Room 4.F.6

Contact Person: 
Dan Raine, Senior City Planner
720-865-2660
Dan.Raine@denvergov.org 

Number of members: 5
Term :  5 years
Compensation: yes
Confirmation: None
Enabling Authorization: City Charter B1.19, RMC 59-51

Function: 
The Board is responsible for reviewing appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administration and Appeals to Zoning Code and can grant Zoning variance and exceptions "as well as review permit applications for Special Exceptions."

Qualifications: 
Traditions but not set, i.e. different quadrants. 

Members:
Victor Padilla, 2/10/18
Don Sandoval, 2/10/18
Frank Schultz, 2/10/18
Sandra Roberts, 2/10/19
Jose Aguayo, 2/10/20
Penny Elder, 2/10/21
James Keavney, 2/10/22

Meets: 
Hearing Room
Every Tuesday at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (except Holidays)
2H14, 201 West Colfax Avenue, WEWMB

Contact: 
Janice Tilden
720-913-3050
janice.tilden@denvergov.org 

 

For information about the Board of Appeals, visit the Building Code Appeals page.

Number of Members: 9
Term: 3 Years 
Compensation: $70.00 per meeting 
Confirmation: None 

Members:
Jeffrey Anderson, Architect Representative, 12/31/17
Kevin Charlson, Contractor Representative, 12/31/17
Jerry Maly, Professional Engineer Representative, 12/31/17
Scott Moore, Preservationist Representative, 12/31/17
Michael Blake, Citiizen Representative, 12/31/18
Matthew Ruhland, Alt. Citizen Representative, 12/31/18
Laurie Simonson, Citizen Representative, 12/31/18
Matthew Chiodini, Alt. Architect Representative, 12/31/18
Peter Marxhausen, Alt. Professional Engineer Representative, 12/31/18

Function: To appeal a decision made regarding the building code, you must apply to the Board of Appeals.

The Board of Appeals is responsible for reviewing:

  • Appeals of administrative decisions
  • New methods or products
  • Plan correction notices
  • Written orders and opinions of a building code official regarding the building code

Qualifications: The Board is comprised of one architect (and one alternate architect), one contractor, one professional engineer (and one alternate engineer), one preservationist and two citizen members who cannot be associated with the buidling industry (and one citizen alternate). 

Meets: The fourth Thursday of the month, January through October; the third Thursday of the month, November and December, as needed.   

Contact:
Bette Rhone
720-865-2513
bette.rhone@denvergov.org 

Enabling Authorization:  The Denver Building Code. 

Number of members: 4
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Function: 
The trustees are responsible for overseeing the administration, operation, and maintenance of the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Qualifications: 
Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver and reside within one mile of the Botanic Gardens.

Meets: 
Monthly, beginning in January
Bi-Monthly, 4th Tuesday of the month beginning in January
4:00 p.m.
Gates Hall, Main Boettcher Memorial Building
Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York Street

Enabling Authorization: Agreements between the City and County of Denver and the Denver Botanic Gardens (1991)

Members:
Victoria Eppler, 12/31/2017
Peter Kirsch, 12/31/2017
Allyson Mendenhall, 12/31/2017
Catherine Hance, 12/31/19
Allegra "Happy" Haynes,  None


Contact Person:
 
Karen Peters
phone: 720 865-3515
fax: 720 865-3720
petersk@botanicgardens.org

Number of members: 3
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: Undeclared
Confirmation: None

Function: 
Section 30-6-109.7, C.R.S. sets forth a process to correct irregular and irrational boundaries between the city and county of Denver and the neighboring counties of Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson, which result in the confusion and inefficient delivery of public services or which jeopardize the ability of landowners to use and develop their property. The Boundary Council Commission performs these functions set forth in this state statute.

Qualifications: 
Members must hold a City office.

Meets: As needed.

Enabling Authorization: Denver Charter Section 2.2.6 (A)

Members:
Councilman Chris Nevitt, 7/01/2017
Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, 7/01/2017
Councilman Chris Herndon, 7/01/2017

Contact Person:
 
Chuck Solomon, City Attorney Office
720-913-3286
charles.solomon@denvergov.org

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

Function: The Business Improvement District Board of Directors is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the 9th Avenue Business Improvement District.  

Qualifications: The Board shall consist of five (5) electors of the district, appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council.  

Members:
John Bruno, 12/31/17
Frank Cannon, 12/31/17
Mark Falcone, 12/31/17
Patrick Heck, 12/31/17
Jenny Robinson, 12/31/17

Contact Person:
Andrew Johnston
720-913-9372
andrew.johnston@denvergov.org 

Number of members: 7
Term : 4 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

Function: 

Qualifications: 

Meets:

Enabling Authorization:

Members:
Richard "Buzz Geller, 06/03/18
Drew Gottlieb, 06/03/18
Tom Secrist, 06/03/18
Don Novak, 06/03/20
Sean Mandel, 06/03/20
Chris Swank, 06/03/20
Tiger Kim, 06/03/20

Contact Person: 
Dan Shah
303-931-8680

Number of members: 12
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

Function: 
The business improvement district responsibilities are to create a quality and supportive environment that enhances the ability of the district's retailers, property owners and tenants to prosper individually.  Some maintenance services include: irrigation and lawn maintenance of more than 3.5 acres of grass; snow removal from 32,000 square feet of right-of-way sidewalk; trash removal; maintenance of the fountains, plaza, lighting and benches.

Qualifications: 
Members must be retailers, property owners, and office tenants within the district.

Meets: 
2nd Wednesday of each month @7:30 AM
299 E. Milwaukee St.
Denver, CO

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance 154

Members:
Linda Campbell, 12/31/18
John Conway, 12/31/18
Jan Lucas, 12/31/18
Roy Kline, 12/31/18
Chris Manley, 12/31/18
Marshall Miranda, 12/31/18
Calley Rigg, 12/31/18
Eric Buchanan, 12/31/19
Karrie Fletcher, 12/31/19
Katie Friedland, 12/31/19

Contact Person: 
Julie Underdahl
303-394-2904
julie@cherrycreeknorth.com

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

Function: 
The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the district.

Qualifications: 
Members must be retailers, property owners, residents, or tenants within the district.

Meets: As need; Call to confirm.

Enabling Authorization: 31-25-1201 State Statute (BID)

Members:
Robert Grey, 12/31/2018
David P. Veldman, 12/31/2018
Paul Stann, 12/31/2018
Dan Reagan, 12/31/2018

Contact Person:
 
Mary Carter 
303-839-3871
mcarter@grimshawharring.com

Number of members: 7
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Function: 
Responsibilities include creating a quality and supportive environment that enhances the ability of the district's retailers, property owners and tenants to prosper individually.

Qualifications: 
Members must be retailers, property owners, residents, or tenants within the district.

Meets: 
2nd Tuesday of each month @10 AM
1490 Lafayette
Suite 108
Denver, CO

Enabling Authorization: 31-25-1201 State Statute (BID)

Members:

Crystal Sharp, 12/31/2016
Ron Vaughn, 12/31/2016
Vicky Hales, 12/31/2017
Jimmy Balafas, 12/31/2018
Julia Grother, 12/31/2018
Gardiner Grother, 12/31/2018
Sean O'Connell, 12/31/2018

Contact Person: 
Frank Locantore 
720-767-2243
frank@colfaxave.com 

Number of members: 7
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Function: 
The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District.

Qualifications: 
Members must be residents or own property within the City and County of Denver.

Meets: 
Monthly on the first Thursday @1:30 p.m.
Downtown Denver Partnership
511 16th Street.
Suite 200
Denver, CO

Enabling Authorization: City Charter Section A2.29-A2.45

Members:
Gina Guarascio, 12/31/2016
Connie O'Murray, 12/31/2016
Jonathan Buerge, 12/31/2018
Austin Kane, 12/31/2018
David Kaufman, 12/31/2018
Dorit Makovsky Fischer, 12/31/2018
Bahman Shafa, 12/31/2018

Contact Person: 
John Desmond
303 534-6161
jdesmond@downtowndenver.com

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Function: The Board of Directors is reponsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of the Federal Boulevard Business Improvement District.  

Qualifications: Members must be retailers, residents, property owners and office tenants within the District.  

Meets:

Enabling Authorization:

Members:
David Berton, 12/31/2016
Luis Vasquez, 12/31/2016
Nikki Mohaupt, 12/31/2017
Marshall Vanderburg, 12/31/2017

Contact Person: 
Leslie Targowski 
303-880-3508
leslieht@outlook.com 

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Function: 
The business improvement district is responsible for the administration, operation and maintainance of the Old South Gaylord Business Improvement District.

Qualifications: 
Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver, tenants or property owners in the District.

Meets: 
Bi-annually; Call to confirm

Enabling Authorization: CRS 31-25-1208 and Ordinance 8041990

Members:

Contact Person: 
Greg Sauber
303-594-2494

Number of members:
Term :
Compensation: 
Confirmation: 

Function: 
The business improvement district is responsible for the administration, operation and maintainance of the River North Business Improvement District.

Qualifications: 

Meets: 

Enabling Authorization: 

Members:

Contact Person: 

Number of members: 7
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Function: 
The business improvement district is responsible for the administration, operation and maintainance of the Sante Fe Business Improvement District.

Qualifications: 
Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver, tenants or property owners in the District.

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance 0463, Series 2014

Members:
Lindi Sinton, 12/31/18
Howard Snyder, 12/31/18
Cheryl Spector, 12/31/18
Debbie Stoner, 12/31/18
Andrea Barela, 12/31/19
Russell Brown, Jr. 12/31/19
Jack Pappalardo, 12/31/19

Contact Person:
Andrea Barela
303-534-8342
abarela@newsed.org 

Number of members: 5
Term : 3 Years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Function: 
Responsibilities include creating a quality and supportive environment that enhances the ability of the district's retailers, property owners and tenants to prosper individually.

Qualifications: 
Members must be a representative of at least one of the following: retailer, property owner, or office tenant within the West Colfax District.

Meets: 
To be determined

Enabling Authorization: State Statute, City Ordinance #598

Members:
Cameron Bertron, 10/3/2016
David Goldblatt, 10/3/2017
Dennis Gonzalez, 10/3/2017
Rene Doubelday, 10/3/18
Win King, 10/3/18


Contact Person:
Dan Shah
303-623-3232
dshah@westcolfaxbid.org 

Number of members: 3
Term : POM
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes

Function: 
To oversee the Cableland Home Foundation 

Qualifications: 

  • 2 appointed by the Mayor
  • 4 appoointed by the Cableland Home Foundation
  • Manager of Parks and Recreation 

Meets: 
Monthly; 3rd Thursday of March, June, September, and December
12:00pm(noon)
4150 Shangrila
Denver, CO 80246

Enabling Authorization: Joint Agreement with the Cableland Home Foundation

Members:
Anthony Aragon 
Honorable Marcia Johnson 
Allegra "Happy" Haynes, Mgr. of Parks & Rec.

Contact Person:
 
Daniel Beck
303-399-7400
cableland@ci.denver.co.us

Number of members: 5
Term : 5 years
Compensation: Yes
Confirmation: Yes

Function: 
The Board is responsible for recruitment, examination and certification of applicants for employment and promotions in the career service authority.  It appoints administrative officers to hear and decide personnel matters of the City and County of Denver employees.

Qualifications: 
City and County of Denver current employees may not serve on this board.

Meets:
1st Thursday, 5 p.m. and 3rd Thursday, 9 a.m.
201 West Colfax Avenue
Wellington Webb building
Room 4.G.2.

Enabling Authorization: City Charter C5.23

Members:
Gina Casias, 9/16/17
Patti Klinge, 9/16/18
Derrick Fuller, 9/16/19
Neil Peck, 9/16/20
Patricia Barela Rivera, 9/16/21

Contact: 
Alisha Gronniger, Office of Human Resources,
720-913-5650

Alisha.Gronniger@denvergov.org

 

Number of Members: 8 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No
 
Function: The Board advises and assists the planning board and/or planning office in their review procedures.

Qualifications:
 Three licensed architects and one licensed landscape architect who reside in Denver; one member of the Board of Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District or its designated successor; one property owner; one retailer from the district; and one non-voting representative from the Denver Planning Office.

Meets:
 Bi-monthly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at 299 Milwaukee.

Contact:
 Chris Gleissner 720-865-2938  chris.gleissner@ci.denver.co.us   

Enabling Authorization:
 Charter Sec. 59-530

Members:
Joe Covell, Retailer, 12/31/16
Bob Mattucci, Property Owner, 12/31/16
Bill Moon, Architect, 12/31/16
Blake Mourer, Architect, 12/31/16
Chris Dunn, Landscape Architect, 12/31/16
Chris Gleissner, ex-officio

Number of Members: 7 (Appointed by Mayor)
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: Up to $1200.00 per year in addition to necessary expenses. 
Confirmation: Yes 

Members:
Paul Burleson 01/01/19
Roger Sherman, 01/01/19 
Nita Gonzales 01/01/19
Cisco Gallardo, 01/01/20
Mark Brown, 01/01/20
Mary Davis, 01/01/20
Katina Banks, 01/01/20

Function: Assess the effectiveness of the Monitor's Office; make policy level recommendations regarding discipline, use of force, and other policies; address rules, hiring, training, community relations, and the complaint process; address any other issues of concern to the community, members of the board, the monitor, the Manager of Safety, the Chief of Police, the Undersheriff, or the Fire Chief.

Qualifications: Must be resident of the City and County of Denver; no officer or employee of the City; neither the members of the Board nor any of their immediate family members, shall have ever been employed by the Denver Police, Sheriff of Fire Department.

Meets: TBD

Contact:          
Board voicemail: 720-913-3150
Gia Irlando
Gia.Irlando@denvergov.org 
(720) 913-3307
 

Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance #730 (2004)

Number of Members: 5 
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: $100.00 per meeting and expenses
Confirmation: No

Members:
Federico Alvarez, 12/31/207
Larry Trujillo, 12/31/2017
Joseph Sandoval, 12/31/2018

Function: The Commission's duties, powers and responsibilities include establishing, fostering and maintaining a merit personnel system providing for the selection and appointment by the Manager of Safety of those determined to be the best qualified entry-level applicants and promotional candidates to the Classified Service of the Denver Fire and Police Departments.  The Commission is also responsible for establishing and administering a disciplinary and disqualification review process for members of the Classified Service.

Qualifications: The Commissioners shall be citizens of the United States. Two (2) members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, Two (2) members of the Commission shall be appointed by City Council, and One (1) member of the Commission shall be nominated by the Mayor and appointed by ordinance or resolutoin of the Council.  

Meets:
Monthly on the first and third Fridays from 9:3 a.m.
Wellington Webb Municipal Building
201 W. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80202.

Composition:  In making appointments to the Commission, the Mayor and City Council shall consider the diversity of the citizens of the City & County of Denver. 

Contact: 
Earl Peterson, Executive Director
(720) 913-3351
Fax (720) 913-3373
earl.peterson@ci.denver.co.us
 

Enabling Authorization: City Charter 9.3.1
 

Max. Number of Members 40
Term: POM
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No
 

Members:
Roger Armstrong
Rick Barnes
Christine Benero
Geoff Bennett
Ed Blair
Albus Brooks, City Councilman
Don Burnes
Terrell Curtis
Tami Door
Kim Easton
Andrew Feinstein
Leslie Foster
Elayne Gallagher
Stephen Gould
Anthony Graves
Ismael Guerrero
Cheryl Haggstrom
Doug Hock
Regina Huerter
Nikki Jackson
Robin Kniech, City Councilwoman
Sharon Knight
Randle Loeb
Tony Lopez, Commander, District 6
Tom Luehers
Penny May
Victoria McVicker
Brad Meuli
Judy Montero, City Councilwoman
Debbie Ortega, City Councilwoman
John Parvensky
Nancy Rider
Jeanne Robb, City Councilwoman
Gary Sanford
Richard Scharf
Lindi Sinton
Mark Trast
Leanne Wheeler
Mark Wright, Ex-Officio

Nachshon Zohari

Function: 
To participate in a community-wide effort to develop a ten year plan to end homelessness in the City and County of Denver and to help oversee the implementation of such a plan.

Qualifications: 
Knowledge of homelessness and local human resources.

Meets: 
Varies, call contact person

Contact: 
Bennie Milliner
720-944-2200
bennie.milliner@denvergov.org

Enabling Authority: Mayor's Office.

Number of Members: 21 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 

Members:
Marshal Seufert, Public Defender's Office, 06/30/2017
John "Jay" Flynn, Citizen, 06/30/2017
Daniel Diaz, Dept. of Safety Rep., 06/30/2017
Lamar S. Sims, Rep. District Attorney's Office, 06/30/2017
Erin Stremming, Rep. Denver Human Services, 06/30/2017
Michael Anderson, Rep. Criminal Justice, 06/30/2017
Dianne L. Tramutola-Lawson, Citizen, 06/30/2018
Sarah Chaikin, Rep. Victim Advoate, 06/30/2018
Judy D. Dulac, Dpt. Human Services, 06/30/2018
Paul Rosenthal, Elected Official Rep., 06/30/2018
Jim Martinez, Citizen, 06/30/2018
Anthony Aragon, Citizen, 06/30/2019
Antonio Mendez, Citizen, 06/30/2019
Cary Heck, Chief Probation Officer, 06/30/2019
Patrick Firman, Sheriff, 06/30/2019
Tutu Mulatu, DPS, 06/30/19
Jane J. Prancan,Citizen, 06/30/2019
Margaret Reiland, Criminal Justice, 06/30/2019
Melissa Roberts, Div. of Adult Parole, 06/30/2019
Shawn Cohn,Probation Officer, 06/30/2020
Sylvia Sich, Public Safety, 06/30/2020

Function: The board is responsible for advising city government on community correction issues, establishing program criteria and participating in the screening and selection of potential candidates for placement in community facilities.
 
Qualifications: The Denver Community Corrections Board shall consist of twenty-one members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and whose appointments shall be confirmed by ordinance. The Board shall be comprised as follows: six representatives of the citizens of the city; three representatives of the city department of safety; one of whom shall be the director of the department of corrections/undersheriff; one locally elected official; two individuals with experience, knowledge, and interest in the criminal justice field; one victim's advocate from a local public or private agency; the remaining members to include not more than one representative from each of the following public agencies: the city district attorney's office; the city public defender's office; the city department of human services; the state department of corrections; the state department of human services; the city public school district; the city district court adult probation; and the city district court juvenile probation office.

Meets: 
Monthly on the third Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
303 West Colfax, 11th floor.

Contact: 
Greg Mauro
720-913-8252
Fax: 720-913-8920,
greg.mauro@denvergov.org

Enabling Authorization: CRS 17-27-101 and Resolution No. 63 Series of 1989

Number of Members: 1 appointed by the Mayor 
Term: Pleasure of the Mayor
Compensation: None 
City Council Approval: No 

Members:
Lelia Odom, POM
Jay Morein, POM
Dennis Martinez, POM
Randy McCall, POM
Erin Mewhinney, POM
Nicole Stone, POM
 
 
Function: To help alleviate the affects of poverty, demonstrate a way out of poverty and promote movement toward self-sufficiency for low-income residents of Denver whose income does not exceed 125% of federal poverty level.

Qualifications: Determined as needed.

Contact: 
Ben Levek, Denver Department of Human Services
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
(720) 944-2875
Fax: (720) 944-3092
ben.levek@dhs.co.denver.us

Meets: Times and dates vary.

Enabling Authorization: federal grant requirement

Members: 15
Term: 3
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: Yes

Members: 
Adam Espinosa, 9/1/15
Sean McDermott, 9/1/15
Heather Salazar, 9/1/15
Cheryl Heard, 9/1/15
Louise Boris, 9/1/16
Shawn Cohn, 9/1/16
Henry Jackson, 9/1/16
Del Phillips, 09/01/17
Robert Bremer, 9/1/17
Michael James Carrigan, 9/1/17
Stacey Hervey, 9/1/17
Jessica Mardock, 09/01/17
John Simmons, 9/1/17
Denise Vargas, 9/1/17

Function: (1) to reduce Crime, partly by reducing criminal recidivism (2) to facilitate coordination among justice system agencies (3) support the development of a data-driven criminal justice system that offers a range of evidence-based sanctions and programs (4) facilitate the development of information technology and data necessary for effective criminal justice policy development, jail population mgmt, and evaluation of sanctions and programs to hold offenders accountable(5)facilitate efficient use of jail space by encouraging alternatives, where appropriate; (6) to recommend expenditures from the Crime Prevention and Control Fund.

Qualifications: 15 representatives shall be from the following: defense bar, offender service providers, Denver Public Schools, Juvenile Services Planning Committee, city/county juvenile justice system academia, homeless and mental health service providers, 3 victim advocates or representatives, Denver State Delegation, and 3 community at large. 12 members shall be designated agency officers and 3 shall be Denver City Council members. 

Contact:
 
Regina Huerter,  Manager of Safety Office
(720) 913-6606
regina.huerter@ci.denver.co.us

Meets:
 
Third Wednesday of each month
3:00 - 5:00 pm
13th and Cherokee in the police auditorium 

Enabling Authorization:
CB 152 2005

Number of members: 9 Members, 6 appointed by the Mayor, 2 appointed by City Council and one CFO representatie 
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 

Members:
Steve Ellington, CFO Designee
Jennifer Cahoon, 12/31/18
Greg Pixley, 12/31/18
Bettye Enders, 12/31/19
Les Perry, 12/31/19
Greg King, 12/31/20
Zlatko Letica, 12/31/20
 
Function: The Board administers the Plan and meets quarterly with the Plan's Third Party Administrators (TIAA) to receive a quarterly financial report on their funds, the market, and any issues with regard to the plan administration. Any changes to the offering of funds by either administrator needs to be approved by the Board, the Board also approves changes/updates to the Plan, and makes recommendations to the City on Third Party Administrator contract renewals or contract changes. 

Qualifications:
 Must be a city employee and a contributing member of the plan or a city retiree with assets held within the plan.

Meets:
 
Fourth Tuesday of the month
1:00pm
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building, 4-F-6 

Contact:
 
Steve Ellington, 720 913 9384
steve.ellington@denvergov.org 

Enabling Authorization:
 Denver Code SEC. 18-436 

Plan Details:  Deferred Compensation Plan 457

 

The Denver African-American Commission is charged with advising the Mayor on issues and concerns that impact or are of importance to the African American community. We serve as a bridge between the African American community and policy-makers and engage in responsible activism for the community:

  • Convener: Forums, communities, community groups, panels, focus groups, inbound information
  • Communicator: Via website, directory, flyers, urban spectrum, other city offices, indirect communication, outbound information
  • Advocate: Talk to policy makers
  • Resource: For mayor and city council
     

We are proud of Denver, its diversity and its commitment to providing the best atmosphere for all its citizens. 
 

The Mission of the Denver American Indian Commission is to enhance present and future communications between the Denver American Indian Community and the City and County of Denver, to advocate for social and cultural awareness and to promote economic and political equality.

Number of members: 21
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: yes 

Members:
Gerard Aflague
Ken Arellano
Gil Asakawa
Soyon Bueno
Will Chan
Phouratsamay (PC) Chanthavong
Rachele Espiritu
Tim Higashide
Dollar Lee
Peter Lee
Luna Ly
Tri Ma
Jen Nguyen
Sylvia Smith
Tejas Srinivas
Raj Verma
Nga Vuong-Sandoval
Michelle Yi Alexander
Adam You

Function: The purpose of the commission is to link the AAPI community and the mayor's office, Agency for Human Rights and Community Relations, and other city agencies and offices to respond to emerging issues of importance to the Denver AAPI communities in areas most critical including but not limited to education, mental health, cultural acculturation, immigration, and integration.

Meets:
 
3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm
Dill Auditorium, Denver Police Administration Building, 1331 Cherokee St, Denver, CO 80204

Contact: 
Jessica Jorgensen 
720-913-1704
Jessica.Jorgensen@denvergov.org

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance 

The mission of Denver's Commission for People with Disabilities is to promote and enhance equality for people with disabilities through empowerment, advocacy and education by working with community members, and City and County of Denver officials and employees who have the ability to affect change.

Visit the Denver Commission on Aging Site Site Below:

Members: 24 Members, 17 appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: Yes

Members:
Sean O'Connell, 08/31/17
Alvina Vasquez, 08/31/17
Evan Weissman, 08/31/17
Kyle Chism, 08/31/17
Rachel Basye, 08/31/17
Jayne Buck, 08/31/17
Josh Comfort, 08/31/17
Ann Daley, 08/31/17
Jennifer Evans, 08/31/17
Rick Griffith, 08/31/17
Chandler Romeo, 08/31/17
Maruca Salazar, 08/31/17
Tony Smith, 08/31/17
Margie Soo Hoo Lee, 08/31/17
Dustin Whistler, 08/31/17
Katherine Greeley, 08/31/18
Sarah Kurz, 08/31/18
Bobby Lefebre, 08/31/18
Evi Makovsky, 08/31/18
Maren Stewart, 08/31/18
Derrick Velasquez, 08/31/18
Stephanie Blake, 08/31/18
Leslie Herod, 08/31/18
Bobbi Walker, 08/31/18

Function: The commission is responsible for providing advice and input to the Director of Arts & Venues on issues relating to arts and cultural affairs.

Qualifications: The commission shall include eight members of acknowledged accomplishment as either amateurs or professionals in one or more of the following fields: architecture, art criticism, art education, art history, choreography, dance, communicative arts, crafts, folk and ethnic arts, literature, media arts, music, opera, painting, photography, sculpture, theatre, including community theatre, and urban design; two members representing the film industry; three members representing business and labor; four members representing the geographic and demographic diversity of the City.

Meets: 
Monthly on the first Tuesday of each month
4:00 - 6:00 pm 
Different cultural venue each month. Please call to confirm.

Contact: 
Ginger White
(720) 865-4314
ginger.white@denvergov.org 
For more information please visit:

 

Enabling Authority: Ordinance (Revised Municipal Code 28-20) in 1991

Number of Members: 15 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Graciela Gonzales, 02/02/17
Carol Lewis, 02/02/17
Susan Powers, 02/02/18
Angela Casias, 02/02/18
April Kalish, 02/02/18
Theresa Pena, 02/02/18
Calvin Stegink, 02/02/18
Aeric Watson, 02/02/18
Sara Carpenter, 02/02/19
James Howell, 02/02/19
Eddie Koen, 02/02/19
Jose Reyes, 02/02/19
John Nieman, 02/02/19
Maria Rita Munoz, 02/02/19

Function: To supervise governance of Denver Health Community Services (DCHS); to act as co-applicant with Denver Health for federal grant to DCHS.

Qualifications: Majority must be consumers of the DCHS; no more than half of the remaining members may be persons who derive more than ten percent of annual income from health care industry; remaining members must be representative of DCHS catchment area and knowledgeable in community affairs, local government, finance, legal affairs, trade unions, business or social service; at least one member must be a member of the Denver Health and Hospitals Authority Board of Directors; no Board member may be an employee of the DCHS or related by blood or marriage to such employee; project director may be non-voting ex-officio member.

Meets: 
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 6 p.m.
Denver Health Authority
660 Bannock Street, 5th Floor Board Room.

Contact: 
Jennifer Solano
303-602-4954
jennifer.solano@dhha.org

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order

Number of Members: 7 Members, 
Term: 3 Year Terms 
Compensation: None 
Confirmation: yes
 
Members:
Susan Cantwell, 12/31/17
Luella Chavez D'Angelo, 12/31/17
Scott Mitchell, 12/31/17
Jaren Ducker, 12/31/18
Nick LeMasters, 12/31/18
Diane Barrett, 12/31/19
Scott Wylie, 12/31/19
Sylvia Smith-Brown, 12/31/19

Function: The board is responsible for owning, acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating and financing the Convention Center Headquarters Hotel on behalf of the City and its residents.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age or older and cannot be an employee of the City and County of Denver if (2) members are already City and County of Denver employees

Contact: 
Bill Mosher
303-628-7439 
bmosher@trammellcrow.com 

Meets:
 
4th Monday of every month at 12:00 noon
Hyatt Convention Center Hotel
General Manager's Conference Room, 2nd Floor.

Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance #150 series of 2003- Council Bill #125

Number of Members: 20 Members; 2 appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 year terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members
Mitchell McKee, 6/30/19
Antonio Peres, 6/30/19

Function: To secure adequate funding in order to provide comprehensive quality early childhood education in order to start young children and their families on the road to success in school and in their lives.

Qualifications: Representation from the Mayor's office, Denver Public Schools, City Council, City Agencies, Head Start, Private for Profit and Non-profit Child Care and Education providers, Health Professionals, Parents and the Business Community.

Contact:
 
Gerie Grimes 
303-388-4801
gghope@qwestoffice.net 

emily@denverearlychildhood.org
For more information visit the Mayor's Office for Education and Children and the Denver Early Childhood Council website.

Meets: 
Monthly on the first Thursday
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
3532 Franklin Street

Enabling Authorization: Joint Agreement

Number of Members: Undeclared
Year Terms: Privelage of the mayor (POM)
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No

Members:
Elizabeth Zollo, Public Works
Dody Erickson, Parks & Recreation
Rose Maes, Environmental Health
Diane Lapierre, Denver Public Library
Shaun Sullivan, City Attorney's Office
James Williamson, General Services

Beth Machann, Controller's Office
Laura Wachter, Dept. of Public Safety
Leanna Salas, Denver Human Services, 
Andrea Christensen, Denver International Airport 

Function: Carries out the policy of the City and County of Denver to encourage and facilitate donations by its officers and employees to diverse organizations that benefit the community in charitable ways.

Qualifications: None required

Contact: 
Beth Machann
720-913-5515
Fax: (720) 913-5599
beth.machann@denvergov.org 

Meetings:
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:00 noon
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, Room 10.G.2 

Enabling Authorization:
 Executive Order #77

 

Number of Members: 21
Year Terms: 2
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No

Members:
Jeremy Mathis, 05/01/2016
Brian Brant, 05/01/2016
Robert Dorshimer, 05/01/2016
Arash Jahanian, 05/01/2016
John Kelly, 05/01/2016
Ryan King, 05/01/2016
Rachel Pater, 05/01/2016
Leah Pryor-Lease, 05/01/2016
Catherine Shea, 05/01/2016
Jules Tybor, 05/01/2016
Darrell Vigil, 05/01/2016 
Austin Banks, 05/01/2017
Dawn Crosswhite, 05/01/2017
Dede Frain, 05/01/2017
Jeffery Hoyle, 05/01/2017
Ching-Yuan Hu, 05/01/2017
Lauren Polk, 05/01/2017
Kent Webb, 05/01/2017
Jeremiah Whitehead, 05/01/2017

Function: Mission is to enhance the social, economic, and political quality of life in Denver by assisting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the attainment of equality and full opportunity. Empower the GLBT community through coalition building and disseminating information and other resources. The primary focus is legislation and other public policy affecting the GLBT community.

Qualifications: None required

Contact: 
Linda Keenan
720-913-8468
linda.keenan@denvergov.org

Meetings:
Meetings are the 2rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, Room 1.D.1


Enabling Authorization:
 Mayor's Office

Visit the Denver GLBT Commission Site Below:

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Members:
Paula Sandoval, 12/31/17
Chris Wiant, 12/31/18
Patti Shwayder, 12/31/19
Jim Garcia, 12/31/22

Function: The primary functions include adopting rules and regulations, reviewing requests for variances from department laws and hearing appeals of decisions of the department manager.

Qualifications: At least one member shall be a non-professional who is not in public employment.

Meets:
 
2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm
200 W. 14th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Grand Mesa Conference Room.

Contact: 
Kathy Houston 
(720) 865-5484
Kathy.houston@denvergov.org

Enabling Authorization: City Charter A8.2

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: POM Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None
 
Members:

Penny May, Interim Manager of General Services
Jose Cornejo, Manager of Public Works
Debra Johnson, Clerk and Recorder
Brendan Hanlon, Chief Financial Officer
Albus Brooks, President of City Council

Function: The board is responsible for performing all the duties and functions heretofore performed by the commissioners of the City and County of Denver, or board of supervisors on reference to the equalization, reduction, abatement, and rebate of general taxes. They shall perform all the duties required by the constitution and general laws of the state now or hereafter required to be performed by county commissioners, except the levying of the taxes, which shall be levied by the council.

Qualifications: None.

Meets:
 The Board written hearings are scheduled the second Thursday of the month and held at the Assessor’s Office 201 W Colfax Dept 406, Denver, CO 80202 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm. 

The hearing dates are as follows:
  • January 12, 2017
  • February 9, 2017
  • March 9, 2017
  • April 13, 2017
  • May 11, 2017
  • June 8, 2017
  • July 13, 2017
  • August 10, 2017
  • September 14, 2017
  • October 12, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 14, 2017
     
Contact: 
Geneva Campos
(720) 913-4038
geneva.campos@denvergov.org
 
Enabling Authorization: City Charter, A5.21

Number of Members: 5
Compensation: None

Members:
Judge Andrew Armatas, Mayoral Appt, 04/30/17
Sylvia Smith, Mayoral/City Council Appt, 04/30/17
Julia C. Yeckes, City Council Appt, 04/20/17
Roy Wood, Mayoral Appt. 04/30/19
Patrick D. Tooley, City Council Appt, 04/30/19

Function: To administer the Denver Cofe of Ethics, to give ethics advice to city officials and employees and to consider ethics complaints filed by citizens or city personnel.  

Qualifications: Four qualified electors, two to be appointed by the Mayor and two to be appointed by City Council, and one joint appointment between the Mayor and City Council.

Meets: 
Third Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am
201 West Colfax, Conf. Rm. 2.D.4

Contact: 
Michael Henry
(720) 865-8412
michael.henry@denvergov.org

Enabling Authorization: Revised Municipal Code, Article IV

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Roger Lewis, 12/31/2016
Diedra Howard, 12/31/2016
Celia Vanderloop, 07/31/2016
Kevin Yoshida, 12/31/2016

Councilwoman Deborah Ortega, 12/31/2016
Jerry Tinianow, 12/31/2016

Christian Weaver, 12/31/2016

Function: The purpose of the Facilities & Energy Efficiency Advisory Board (Advisory Board) is to serve as an advisory bod to the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships & the Department of Human Services in the distribution of approximately $ 2 million dollars each year for the 20-year period from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2026 from the Public Service Company of Colorado (Xcel Energy) as part of the Xcel Energy Franchise Agreement with the City & County of Denver.   


Qualifications: 2 government representatives, 2 non-profit organization representatives, 2 for profit organization representatives, 1 City Council member and 1 DOSP staff member (non-voting) member. 

 
Contact: 
Miriam Pena Garcia
(720) 913-8852
miriam.penagarcia@denvergov.org 

 
Enabling Authorization: Hickenlooper Memorandum -- April, 2009

Number of Members: 1
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 

Member:
Chauncey Billups, 5/23/20

Function: Govern the district.

Qualifications: The member appointed by the Mayor must reside within the geographical boundaries of the district and have expertise in one or more areas that are relevant to the performance of the powers and duties of the board.

Meets: 
As needed
Stadium District Office
2195 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205

Contact:
 
Matt Sugar, Director of Stadium Affairs 
(303) 356-4002
msugar@mfsd.com


Stadium District Office 
1701 Bryant Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80204

Enabling Authorization: Colorado Revised Statute 32-15-104

Four Mile Historic Park's Board of Directors oversees operations and engages community members in supporting the organization.

Number of Members: 5  
Year Terms: Varies 
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes 

Members:
Lauren Dennis, 7/20/17
Dr. Tricia Hudson, 07/20/17
Jennifer Garcia Rosendo, 07/20/17
Martina Hinojosa, 7/20/17

Function: Govern the Denver Head Start Office and ensure that it is performing all actions necessary to deliver a Head Start program in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations and/or ordinances.

Qualifications: Membership must include one from each of the following: an experienced, licensed pediatrician or person who has experience as a professional health care provider, a certified public accountant, an attorney, an experienced childhood educator, an individual experienced in foundations or other charitable award organizations, an individual experienced in the operation of nonprofit organizations, a person experienced in business, a parent of a child formerly enrolled in Denver's Head Start programs, a person experienced in finance and/or the management of money, or a person experienced in fundraising for nonprofit purposes.

Contact:
 
Al Martinez, Ph.D.
720-913-0888
Al.Martinez@denvergov.org

Meets: Location and date vary monthly. Please call to confirm.

For more information visit the Mayor's Office for Education and Children website.

Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance No. 587, Series 2001

Number of Members: 11 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: Yes 

Members:
Dr. Irene Aguilar, 06/30/17
Annie Warhover, 06/30/17
Dr. Doug Jones, 06/30/17
Wanda Harris, 06/30/17
Wendy Aiello, 06/30/20
Dr. Fernando Carreira, 06/30/20
Donald Daboub, 06/30/20
Rus Heise, 06/30/20
Susan Powers, 06/30/20
Dayna Bowen Matthew, 06/30/21
Patricia Dean, 06/30/21

Function: To govern the Denver Health and Hospital Authority and be responsible for the operation of the health care system.

Qualifications: None

Meets: 
Monthly on the fourth Thursday at 2 p.m. Please call to confirm date.
Denver Health Board Room
660 Bannock St., 5th Floor
Denver, Co. 80204

Contact: 
Scott Hoye
(303) 602-4935 
scott.hoye@dhha.org

Enabling Authority: Colorado Revised Statute 25-29-101 et Seq.

Members: 11 Members
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No 
 
Members:
Victoria Oliver, 01/05/16
William Mitchell, 01/05/16
Janna Young, 01/05/16
Wayne New, 01/05/16
Brendan Hanlon, 01/05/16
Gisela Shanahan, 01/05/16
Mitchell McKee, 01/05/16
Connie Coyle, 01/05/17
James Whiteman, 01/05/17
Arthur Gilkison, 01/05/17
Veronica Kirchhevel, 01/05/17
Brad Schpper, 01/05/17

Function: To advise the Mayor and City Council about employee needs for health insurance sponsored by and partially financed by the city.

Qualifications: Must be a City and County of Denver employee.

Contact:
 
Heather Britton
720-913-5699
heather.britton@denvergov.org 

Meets:
 
3rd Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm-1:30 pm
Wellington E. Webb Municipal Building, RM 4.1.3
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202

Enabling Authorization: 18-336

Number of Members: 37 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:

Rabecka Bauvelt, 12/31/17
Roberto Esquivel, 12/31/17
Tammy Garrett-Williams, 12/31/17
Robert George, 12/31/17
Todd Grove, 12/31/17
Khalil Halim, 12/31/17
Kay Kinzie, 12/31/17
Imani Latif, 12/31/17
Carol Lease, 12/31/17
Richard Proctor, 12/31/17
Jalene Salazar, 12/31/17
Alexis Adams, 12/31/18
Lili Carrillo, 12/31/18
Douglas Colburn, 12/31/18
Philip Doyle, 12/31/18
Robyn Harte, 12/31/18
Martez Johnson, 12/31/18
Kevin Kamis, 12/31/18
Jamal Muhammad, 12/31/18
Robert Powell, 12/31/18
Tom Raczkiewicz, 12/31/18
Melanie Reece, 12/31/18
James Sampson, 12/31/18
Kelly Voorhees, 12/31/18
Lisa Wheeler, 12/31/18
Anthony Stamper, Ex-Officio 

Function: The council sets priorities and policies for the allocation of the Ryan White CARE Act funds and develops a comprehensive plan for the organization and delivery of eligible services.

Qualifications: Membership includes a federal mandate, which requires the demographics of the epidemic in the eligible area involved, with particular consideration given to disproportionately affected and historically under-served groups and sub- populations. Representation may also include, but is not limited to, substance abuse providers, the State Medicaid Agency, Federal Title II Agency, a Federal Title IV and one representative from HOPWA.

Meets:
 
Monthly- 1st Thursday
5:00-6:30 PM
190 W. 6th Ave. Room E1/E2

Contact:
 
Jean Finn
(720) 865-5503 
jean.finn@denvergov.org     

Enabling Authority: Federal

Denver has created its first-ever Dedicated Fund for Housing and is launching robust, expanded initiatives to close this housing gap. A new multi-sector Housing Advisory Committee has been formed as well to ensure that the best of our local wisdom, experience, and housing expertise can help steer this critical work forward.

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term:
Compensation: 
Confirmation:
Function:
 

Qualifications: 

Enabling Authorization:
 

Number of Members: 9 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council  

Members:
Marian Lawrence, 07/20/17
Jeffrey Martinez, 07/20/17
Trinidad Rodriguez, 07/20/19
Bruce Alexander, 07/20/19
Grace Buckley, 07/20/19
Marsha Brown, 07/20/19
Craig Archibald, 07/20/20
Jim Chavez, 07/20/20
Jamie Torres, 07/20/21

Function: The authority is responsible for developing, managing and maintaing low rent housing projects for families of low and moderate income.


Qualifications:
 None

Meets:
 
Monthly on the second Thursday at 4:00 pm
777 Grant Steet, 2nd Floor Ballroom
Denver, CO 80203

Contact:
 
Ismael Guerrero
(720) 932-3106 
rreisb@denverhousing.org

Enabling Authority: CRS 29-04-201, Ordinance 1938, U.S. Housing Act of 1937

Number of Members: Undeclared
Term: 2 Year Terms 
Compensation: None 
Confirmation: Yes 

Members:
Carrie Warren, 04/01/16
Joshua Miller, 04/01/16
Christopher Conner, 04/01/17
Olga Garcia, 04/01/17
Maria Lopez, 04/01/17

Function: Advise the exucitive director and the mayor on special issues and opportunities of its respective constituent groups. Recommend necessary procedures, programs, legislation, or administrative action and to promote equal rights and opportunity for the poeple of the city to the executive director. Develop and present goals and objectives of the commission to the executive director and the advisory board, annually.


Qualifications:
  

Meets:
  
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 7:30am - 8:30am 
Wellington Webb Municipal Building, Conference Rm 1.D.1 
201 W. Colfax Avenue 
Denver, CO 80202

Contact:  
Jamie Torres
720-913-8471
jamie.torres@denvergov.org

Enabling Authority: ORD. NO. 501, 8, 9-17-07 

Number of Members: 7 Members
Terms: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Marjorie B. Lewis 03/31/17
Mark Trast 03/31/17
Christine Benero, 03/31/18
Ismael Guerrero, 03/31/18
Shawn Deberry Johnson, 03/31/20

Function: The board is responsible for advising the manager with regard to the policy and operation of the department and shall review and comment on the proposed annual budget for the Department of Human Services.

Qualifications: None.

Meets: 
First Thursday of February, May, August, and November
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Richard T. Castro Human Services Building
1200 North Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80204

Contact: 
Victoria Aguilar, 720-944-2649Elisabeth Ochs 
victoria.aguilar@denvergov.org

Enabling Authority: City Charter, Section A15.1-A15.4

Number of Members: 18 Members
Term:
Compensation: 
Confirmation:

Members:


Function: 

Qualifications: 

Meets:


Contact:

 

Enabling Authorization:

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Nolbert Chavez (D) Non-Attorney, 04/03/17
Christena Estes Faraci (R) Non-Attorney, 04/03/17
Aaron Hyatt (I) Attorney, 04/03/17
John Marcucci, Ex-Officio
Honorable Sheila Ann Rappaport (R) Dist. Court Judge 04/03/19
Honorable Michael Vallejos (D) Dist. Court Judge 04/03/19
Natalie Meyer (R) Non-Attorney 04/03/19
M.David Johnson (D) Attorney 04/03/19

Function: To investigate complaints against Judges and to recommend to the Mayor the removal or retirement from office of any Judge of the Denver County Court.

Qualifications: Two attorneys, Two District Court Judges, Three non-attorneys, no more than four from the same political party.

Contact: 
Angela Caton 
720-865-7870
angela.canton@denvergov.org  


Meets:
 As Needed.

Enabling Authority:
 City Charter Amendment in 1972

Max. Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Keith Montoya, Non-Attorney, 07/01/18
Molly Urbina, Non-Attorney, 07/01/18
Beth Doherty Quinn, Attorney, 07/01/18
Joe Blake, Non-Attorney, 07/01/18
Roger Hutson, Non-Attorney, 07/01/18
Francesca Cheroutes, Attorney, 07/01/18
Jack Finlaw, Attorney, 07/01/20
John Marcucci, Ex-Officio

Function: To present nominations to the Mayor of persons for appointment to the Denver County Court Bench.

Qualifications: Three attorneys, four non-attorneys; no more than four from the same political party.

Meets: When vacancies occur, in the City and County Building, Room 108.
 
Contact: 
Presiding Judge John Marcucci
(720) 865-7870
Fax: (720) 865-8262
John.Marcucci@denvergov.org

Enabling Authorization:
 Charter Amendment 1972, A13.8-3(1)

Term: 3
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None  

Members:
Douglas Walter, Rep. AIA, 03/31/17
Kathleen Corbett, At Large, 03/31/18
Andrew Duckett-Emke, Rep. AIA, 03/31/18
Ryan Holdorf, American Society of Landscape Architects, 03/31/18
Martin Goldstein, Planning Board, 03/31/2018
Ginette Chapman, Colorado Historical Society, 03/31/19
Heather Vasquez, At Large, 03/31/19
Charles Jordy, Rep. Planning Board, 03/31/19
Amy Zimmer, Colorado Historical Society, 03/31/19

Function: To designate, preserve, enhance, and perpetuate structures or districts of architectural, historical, or geographical significance within the City.  

Qualifications: Members must include two recommended by the Denver's American Institute of Architecture, two recommended by the Colorado Historical Society, three recommended by the Planning Board, and two at-large members.  Members must be residents of the City and County of Denver.

 
Contact:
Caryn Champine
720-865-2940
caryn.champine@denvergov.org     

Meets:
 
First and Third Tuesday of every month
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wellington Webb Bldg
201 West Colfax Avenue
 
Enabling Authority: RMC 30-21 ordinance in 1967

Number of Members: 8 Members
Term: 4 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 

Members:
Carlos Martinez, 8/01/17
Judy Joseph, 8/01/17
Alice Kelly, 8/01/17
Mike King, 8/01/18
Rosemary Marshall, 8/01/19
Gregory Hatcher, 8/01/19
Rick Garcia, 8/01/20
Cathy Lucas, 8/01/20

Function: To oversee the policies, operations, and funding of the Library and its branches; to administer gifts and trusts given to the Library. 


Qualifications:
 A minimum of two members must be women.

Meets:
 
Regular Commission meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month

Meetings are held at the Central Library in the Rick Ashton Legacy Room on Level 7 at 8:00 a.m. 

Any changes to the time or location will be posted to https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/library-commission
 
Contact: 
Michelle Jeske, City Librarian 
(720) 865-2100 
mjeske@denverlibrary.org

Asst. Rebecca Czarnecki
720-865-2100
 

Enabling Authorization:
 City Charter A14.6

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 year terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Jesse Adkins, 5/01/17
Barbara Gibson, 5/01/17
Gerhard Petri 5/01/17
Ronald Straka 5/01/17
Christine Santucci 05/01/18
Ruth Falkenberg, 05/01/18
Tania Salgado, 05/01/18

Function: To hear proposals and review requests for design and demolition plans for the Lower Downtown Historic District.

Qualifications: Nominees shall be experienced in the rehabilitation of commercial or residential projects similar in scale to the buildings in lower downtown.  The seven members shall represent the following groups, interests or professions: real estate developer, practicing architect, historic preservationist, preservation architect, resident of the district, property owner in the district, and or an owner or operator of a business in the district.  Two of the four members shall not live in, own or operate a business in, practice professionally in or otherwise represent the district.
 
Meets:
The first Thursday of every month at 7:30am at The Northern Trust Bank Community Room - Enter at 1400 16th Street Mall.

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance No. 311, Series 2002

No Mayoral Appointments to This Board

Number of Members: 6 Members, 3 Appointed by Mayor 
Term: POM
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None  

Members:
Mary Beth Susman
Charlie Brown 
Chris Herndon 


Function: To resolve matters of joint interest between the parties.

Qualifications:
 Cannot be a member of the Lowry Economic Development Authority.

Meets:
 As needed (Call to confirm)

Contact: 
Jean Lindholm
303-343-0276
jean.lindholm@lowry.org 

Enabling Authorization: Joint agreement

Number of Members: 9 Members, 7 Appointed by Mayor 
Term: 3 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 

Members:
Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, 8/31/16
Derek Camunez, 8/31/17
Mark Christopher Betchey, 8/31/17
Milroy Alexander, 8/31/18
Rachel Neumann, 8/31/18
Ann M. Torgerson, 8/31/18
Steve Hutt, 8/31/18

 

Function: The authority is responsible for creating policies that provide the necessary and incidental ownership, management, maintenance, and economic redevelopment services and improvements within the Lowry area.  

Qualifications:
 No employee of the authority shall be eligible to be a member of the board.

Meets:
 
Monthly on the fourth Tuesday
7:30 a.m. (executive session), followed by Public Session at 8:15 a.m.
Lowry Redevelopment Office
7290 E. 1st Avenue

Contact: 
Jean Lindholm
303-343-0276
jean.lindholm@lowry.org

Enabling Authorization: Joint agreement

Number of Members: 4 Members, plus the Manager of Public Works
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No


E. 13th AVENUE PEDESTRIAN MALL
Paul Sjoberg, 12/31/12
Hugh Grant, 12/31/13
Daria Castiglione, 12/31/13
George Delaney 

15th STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL 
Karen Henry, 12/31/13
Kirstin Carlson-Todd 12/31/13
George Delaney
 
20th STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL
Anthony Romano, 12/31/13
Lisa Lunger, 12/31/14
George Delaney

22nd STREET and PARK AVENUE WEST PEDESTRIAN MALL 
Raymond Herr, 12/31/12
Mike Dire,12/31/12
Bjoern "Andy" Mannsfeld, 12/31/13
Bruce Typher, 12/31/14
George Delaney

32nd and LOWELL PEDESTRIAN MALL
Duey Kratzer, 12/31/13
Brad Lewis, 12/31/13
Brandy Jackson, 12/31/14
George Delaney
 
44th and Eliot 
David Lucas, 12/31/14
Christine Metzger, 12/31/14
Chandler Romero, 12/31/14
George Delaney 
 
BROADWAY VIADUCT PEDESTRIAN MALL 
Kenneth Wolf, 12/31/12
Charlie Woolley, 12/31/13
Johnny Klein, 12/31/14
George Delaney
 
BROADWAY PEDESTRIAN MALL DISTRICT A & B, Phase II
Scott Heron, 12/31/12 (District A)
Christy Bright, 12/31/12 (District B & Phase II)
Allen Bemel, 12/31/12 (District B)
Marilyn Kaub, 12/31/13 (District A)
Dorothy Morris, 12/31/13 (District A)
David Valas, 12/31/12 (Phase II)
Barry Zadikoff, 12/31/14 (Phase II)
George Delaney 
 
BROADWAY PEDESTRIAN MALL DISTRICT A, PHASE III
George Delaney 
 
DELGANY STREET MAINTENANCE DISTRICT
Paul Stann, 12/31/13
Dave Veldman, 12/31/14
George Delaney

GOLDEN TRIANGLE PEDESTRIAN MALL
Larry Nelson, 12/31/12
Brent Snyder, 12/31/12
Robert May, 12/31/13
Carla Hedrick 13/31/13
George Delaney
 
GREEK TOWN PEDESTRIAN MALL
Rick Doris, 12/31/13
Jill Epstein, 12/31/13
Kenneth Coombs, 12/31/12
George Delaney
 
CONSOLIDATED LARIMER STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL
Thomas Sundheim, 12/31/12
Jon Schlegel, 12/31/14
George Delaney  

MORRISON ROAD PEDESTRIAN MALL CONSOLIDATED 
Grace Isaacs, 12/31/12
Dennis McFerrin, 12/31/13
Ermelindo "Mel" Tanguma, 12/31/14
Thomas Fazio, 12/31/14
George Delaney 

SANTE FE DRIVE PEDESTRIAN MALL A
Ted Gill, 12/31/13
Debbie Stoner, 12/31/13
Gary Reed, 12/31/13
Judith Weaver,12/31/13
George Delaney 

SANTE FE DRIVE PEDESTRIAN MALL B 
Ray Gerken, 12/31/12
Veronica Barela, 12/31/13
William "Bud" Jones, 12/31/13
Grant Bennett, 12/31/14
George Delaney

SANTE FE DRIVE PEDESTRIAN MALL C
Archie Kettler 12/31/13
Ken McLagan 12/31/13 
George Delaney
 
SOUTH DOWNING STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL
John Richardson, 12/31/12
Scott Little, 12/31/16
Nancy Saunders, 12/31/16
George Delaney  

ST. LUKE'S PEDESTRIAN MALL
Alan Wong 12/31/13
Michael Zoellner, 12/31/13
Judy Blaes, 12/31/14
Jeffrey Beaird, 12/31/14
George Delaney 

TENNYSON STREET II PEDESTRIAN MALL
Mark Berzins, 12/31/13
Larry Kort, 12/31/13
J.L.  "Palmy" Palmquist, 12/31/13
Gilbert "Don" Maes, 12/31/14
George Delaney

WEST 32nd AVENUE PEDESTRIAN MALL
George Luce, 12/31/13
Charles Perry, 12/31/14
George Delaney

WEST 38th AVENUE I PEDESTRIAN MALL 
Richard Navarro, 12/31/13
Edward Quintrall 12/31/113
George Delaney

WEST 38th AVENUE II PEDESTRIAN MALL 
Julia Park 12/31/12
Steven Smith 12/31/12
Joel Gehauf, 12/31/13
Patrick Velasquez, 12/31/14
George Delaney

WELTON STREET PEDESTRIAN MALL
Issac Points, 12/31/13
Gaylene Harris, 12/31/13
Floyd Jones, 12/31/15
George Delaney

SOUTH BROADWAY STREETSCAPE (ARIZONA AVENUE TO IOWA AVENUE)
Timothy Boettcher, 12/31/12
Dominque Cook, 12/31/12
Mike Sharp, 12/31/12
William "Bill" Wieder, 12/31/12
George Delaney

SOUTH BROADWAY STREETSCAPE (WESLEY AVENUE TO YALE AVENUE)
Dominique Cook, 12/31/14

TENNYSON STREETSCAPE (PORTIONS OF 38th AVENUE TO 44th AVENUE)
Daniel Kuhlman, 12/31/12
Amber Sayle, 12/31/12
Mark Meiser, 12/31/12
J.L. "Palmy" Palmquist, 12/31/12
George Delaney 

Function: The board is responsible for creating an environment that enhances the ability of property owners, tenants and retailers to prosper individually.

Qualifications: Members must be retailers, tenants or property owners in the area served by the district.

Meets: As needed

Contact: 
Brendan Kelly
720-913-4503
brendan.kelly@ci.denver.co.us  

Enabling Authorization: City Charter, Sections A2.29-A2.45

Number of Members: 3 Members
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Enabling Authorization:

Number of Members: 6
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Lucille Campbell, 2/28/17
Jesse Ogas, 2/28/17
Debra DeMuth, 2/28/19
Mary Haynes, 2/28/19
Hannah Schechter, 2/28/19
Barbara Yondorf, 2/28/19 

Function: The board is responsible for developing and maintaining a system of care for the mentally ill in Denver, soliciting and receiving funds to be used for service to indigent patients, directly providing health care services under certain conditions and attempting to serve the mental health needs of Denver citizens.

Qualifications: 5 members shall be from the following areas: Denver City Council, Denver Health Medical Center, Colorado General Assembly, State or Municipal government offices, mental health advocacy organizations, health and medical professionals, board members or similar executives from the business community and philanthropic organizations, and/or consumers of mental health services

Meets: 
Monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
4141 East Dickenson Place

Contact: 
Richard Durity, VP Development 
303 504-6175
Ric.Durity@mhcd.org 

Enabling Authorization: Executive Order

Number of Members: 23 Members
Terms: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: $75 per meeting
Confirmat
ion: City Council

Members:
Andrew Johnston, 6/30/17
Barbara Puls, 6/30/17
Peter Baertlein, 6/30/17
Steve Garcia, 6/30/17
Celia VanDerLoop, 6/30/17
Charlie Brown, 6/30/18
Cheryl Cohen-Vader, 6/30/18

Function: To oversee the policies and operations of the district as well as the $18 million in capital improvements authorized in the 1982 bond election.

Qualifications: Members chosen from 20 municipalities and quasi-municipal jurisdictions, within the Denver Metro area. New members every odd year. Members must be Denver residents.

Meets: 
Monthly on the third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
District Office
6450 York Street.

Contact: 
Brenda Hungerford
303 286-3306
bhungerford@mwrd.dst.co.us

Enabling Authorization: Colorado Revised Statute 32-4-5, 1953; City Ordinance 1961

The Denver Parks & Recreation Advisory Board (DPRAB) is comprised of 19 members. Five members were appointed by the Mayor, one was delegated by Denver Public Schools and the remaining thirteen were selected by city councilmembers. DPRAB members work closely with their appointing authority, the community and our department to be stewards of the Denver Parks & Recreation system.

Number of members: 21
Term: 2 years
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None
Enabling Authority: None
 

Members:
Bruce Baskette, 12/31/17
Jacalyn Youngblood, 12/31/17
Lynne Brown, 12/31/17
Jermaine Charles, 12/31/17
Bennie Covington, 12/31/17
Kathy Gile, 12/31/17
John Hayden, 12/31/17
John Niemann, 12/31/17
Angie Rivera-Malpiede, 12/31/17
Jonathan Stalls, 12/31/17
Myles Tangalin, 12/31/17
Ellen Ittelson, 12/31/19
Cliff Lind, 12/31/18
Blake Chambliss, 12/31/19
Kaye Boeke, 12/31/19
Lisa Diaz, 12/31/19
 

Function: To focus on issues that impact pedestrians in the City.
 

Qualifications: None


Meets:
Monthly on the second Thursday @7:30 a.m.
Elections Building
200 W. 14th Avenue
2nd floor, Grand Mesa room
 

Contact Person:
David Pulsipher
(720) 913-5746
david.pulsipher@denvergov.org

Number of Members: 11 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None 

Members:
Arleen Taniwaki, 06/30/17
Joel Noble, 06/30/17
Christopher Smith, 06/30/17
Renee Martinez-Stone, 06/30/17
Julie Underdahl, 06/30/18
Don Elliott, 06/30/18
Frank Schultz, 06/30/18
Susan Pearce, 06/30/18
James Bershof, 06/30/18
Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, 06/30/18
Susan Stanton, 06/30/18

Function: The board is responsible for giving general supervision of the policies of the Planning Office, recommend essential amendments to a comprehensive plan for the orderly growth and harmonious development of the City and the metropolitan area.

Qualifications: None

Meets: 
First and third Wednesday of every month
3:00PM 
Wellington Webb Building
4th floor room 4.F.6 or 4.G.2
201 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80202

Contact:
Sarah Showalter
720-865-2923
sarah.showalter@denvergov.org   

Enabling Authorization: Ordinance 1933 (Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 41-30)

 

Njmber of Members: 1 Member
Term: 1 Year Terms
Compensation: None 
Confirmation: None 
 
Members:
Hon. John Marcucci, 12/31/16
  
Function:
 Administers the activities of the County Courts and makes Judicial assignments.

Qualifications: Currently be serving on the bench of the County Court.

Contact:
 
Beverly Champion
720-865-7870
beverly.champion@denvergov.org 

Meets:
 N/A 

Enabling Authorization:
 Charter

Number of Members: 9 Members
Term: 3
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Andrew Feinstein, Rep. Private Property Owner, 04/30/15 
Jennifer Kustok, Rep. Restaurant Industry, 04/30/15
Frank Schultz, Rep. Financial Knowledge, 04/30/15
Anthony Thomas, Rep. Registered Neighborhood Organization, 04/30/15

Function: Shall oversee the implementation and administration of articles II and III of chapter 37.
Shall make recommendations and reports to the Mayor and City Council concerning articles II and III of chapter 37.

Qualifications: 2 members from registered neighborhood organizations, 1 member with financial knowledge and/or background, 1 member from the liquor and restaurant industry, 1 member from the property mgmt. industry/ landlord. 3 members private property owners and 1 member from the hotel/motel industry.

Meets: At least 4 times annually

Contact:
Lt. Mark Fleecs
720-913-6527


Enabling Authorization: City Ordinance 443/2002, Council Bill 422

Number of Members: 3 Members
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 

Member:
Kevin McVaney, MD, 12/31/17
Kathryn Beauchamp, MD 12/31/17
Matthew Mueller, 12/31/17

Function: The RETAC is charged with maintaining the provisions of minimum service regarding emergency medical services and a trauma care system.

Qualifications:
 The Mile High RETAC will consist of three voting members from each of the five counties or city and county who collectively represent government, pre-hospital, facility, urban and rural interests as equally as possible.  Only one representative from each agency or facility may be appointed.

Meets:
 
3rd Thursday of odd months
11:00 -1:00 PM
Rita Bass Trauma Center
191 W. 6th Ave, Room C

Contact:
 
Elbra Wedgeworth 
303-602-4963
Elbra.Wedgeworth@dhha.org 

Enabling Authorization:
 Ordinance 322; CRS 25-3.5-704

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 6 Year Terms
Compensation: $100 per meeting
Confirmation: None

Members:
John J. Hanley, 01/01/17
Bruce Hoyt, 01/01/19
Cheryl Cohen-Vader, 01/01/20
Guadalupe Gutierrez-Vasquez, 01/01/21
Eric Rothaus, 01/01/22

Function: The board is responsible for establishing policies and handling funds for the retirement program for City and County of Denver employees.

Qualifications: None

Meets: 
Monthly on the Third Friday
8:00 a.m.
Denver Employee’s Retirement Plan Office
777 Pearl St.
Denver, Co

Contact: 
Steve Hutt
Phone: 303 839-5419
Fax 303-839-9525
shutt@derp.org

Enabling Authorization:
 Revised Municipal Code Section 18-405

Number of Members: 7 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Sean Mackin, 10/31/15
Michelle Tenorio, 10/31/15
Cindy Bosco, 10/31/17
Tenlee Shoffstall, 10/31/17
M. Theresa Mendoza, 10/31/17

Function: The committee is responsible for the design and adoption of a plan, establishing payroll deductions which allow city employees, who redirect salary (for example, for transit passes, childcare or medications), to have that money be tax deductible.


Qualifications: Members must be employees of the City and County of Denver. There shall be seven members, appointed by the Mayor, provided however, that at least one member must be an officer or employee of the Department of Environmental Health. At least two of the members shall be participants in the plan or become participants within one year of their appointment.

Meets:
 As needed. Please call to confirm location, date and time.

Contact:
 
Heather Britton
 Members must be employees of the City and County of Denver. There shall be seven members, appointed by the Mayor, provided however, that at least one member must be an officer or employee of the Department of Environmental Health. At least two of the members shall be participants in the plan or become participants within one year of their appointment. As needed. Please call to confirm location, date and time. Heather Britton

Tenlee Shoffstall 
720-913-8100
tenlee.shoffstall@denvergov.org 

Enabling Authorization:
 City Ordinance No. 325 in 1999

Number of Members: 11 Members, 9 appointed by Mayor
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council 

Members:
Kevin Marchman, 6/30/17
John Moye, (DURA)
Nadine Caldwell, 6/30/18
David Hart, 6/30/18 (DURA)
Patrick Teegarden, 6/30/18
Terry Whitney, 6/30/18
Eddie Miller, 6/30/18
Allegra "Happy" Haynes, 6/30/18
King Harris, 6/30/21
Stephen Miller, 06/30/21
Scott Prestidge, 06/30/21
Justin Ross, 6/30/21

Function: The board is responsible for planning and implementing the assessment and redevelopment of property comprising the Stapleton International Airport, including the disposition of property and the utilization of real estate development techniques and financial resource options.

Qualifications: Experience and skills necessary to plan, manage and complete successful real estate development activities.

Meets: 
4th Thursday of the following months at 7:30 a.m.
January, March, May, July, September, November/December (date to be determined due to Thanksgiving). 
The Board meetings are held in the SDC offices at 7350 E. 29th Ave., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80238.

Contact: 
Tammi Holloway
303-393-7700
tholloway@sdcservicescorp.org  

Enabling Authorization: Articles of Incorporation July 5, 1995

The Sustainable Food Policy Council's mission is to foster food security for all community members and to promote a healthy, equitable and sustainable local food system (from production to distribution to access) with consideration for resource conservation, energy efficiency and waste recovery.

Number of Members: 11 Members
Term: 5 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Members:
Terri Jackson, 04/03/17
Joshua Widoff, 04/03/17
Patricia Gage, 04/03/18
Kent (K.C.) Veio, 04/03/18
Ismael Guerrero, 04/03/19
Julie Lerudis, 04/03/19
Anthony Albanese, 04/03/20
Eugene Commander, 04/03/20
Phil Caplan, 04/03/20
Catherine Cox-Blair 04/03/21

Darryl Jones, 04/03/21

Function:  To administer program funds, including tax increment financing, eliminate slum and blight for other purposes including redevelopment, rehabilitation, conservation and construction of improvements in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Qualifications: None

Meets: 
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 8:00am
DURA (Denver Dry Building)
1555 California St., Suite 200

Contact: 
Robbin Eldredge
303-606-4819
reldredge@renewdenver.org

Enabling Authority: Colorado Revised Statutes 31-25-101

Number of Members: 1 appointed by the Mayor
Term: POM
Compensation: None
City Council Approval: No 

Members:
Janice Sinden, Chief of Staff, Mayor's Office   

Function: Governing entity for Visit Denver.

Qualifications: Representative of the City and County of Denver.

Contact: 
Charleen Pestana
303-892-1112
cpestana@visitdenver.com  

Meetings
:
3rd Wednesday of every other month (Aug, Oct, Dec, etc.) or TBD at 8 AM
Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Room. 

Enabling Authorization:
 Joint Agreement

Number of Members: 5 Members
Term: 6 Year Terms
Compensation: Annually $600
Confirmation: None

Members:  
Penfield Tate III, 07/10/2017
Thomas Gougeon, 07/10/17
Paula Herzmark, 07/10/2019
Gregory Austin, 07/10/2019
John Lucero, 07/10/2021

Function: To have complete charge and control of a water works system and plant for supplying the City and County of Denver and its inhabitants with water for all uses and purposes; to establish policy and programs, to oversee construction, the approve budget and expenditures of the Water Department.

Qualifications:
 Must be at least 25 years old to serve, and must live in the City and County of Denver.

Meets:
 
Monthly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
9:00 AM
Denver Water Department
1600 West 12th Avenue

Contact:
 
Sally Covington
303 628-6656
sally.covington@denverwater.org 

Enabling Authorization: Established by City Charter C4.14

Number of Members: 5 appointed by Mayor
Year Terms: 4
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Members:

Denise Bryant, Office of Economic Development Director (Board Chair)
Jeff Fitzgerald, Business Community Representative (Board Vice Chair)
Don Mares, Executive Director of Denver Human Services
Penny May, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Councilman Rafael Espinoza, City Council District 1 Representative
Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore, City Council District 11 Representative
Elizabeth Horn, Service Provider Representative
George Brantley, former Child Care Provider
Marjorie Lewis, Human Services Board Member
Sarai Williams, Community Representative
Tammy Mulligan, DenUM Service Provider Representative, 1/1/21

Shawn Johnson, Community Representative, 1/1/21
 

Function: The Denver Welfare Reform Board has the full authority and power to promulgate and adopt any policies, rules or regulations pertaining to the functions, duties and responsibilities of the Denver Human Services related to welfare reform consistent with State and Federal Law. The Welfare Reform Board is tasked specifically with adopting policies, rules, and regulations regarding Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).

Qualifications:
 Membership includes the Mayor or his designee,the Manager of Human Services,two City Council Members, one member from the Denver business community, one member from the One-Stop Career Center System, one member with Early Childhood Education/Child Care background, one member from the Board of Human Services, one at-large member, one member who is a former welfare recipient and one member who has experience as a Human Services service provider.

Meets:
 
Quarterly unless required
5:00 – 6:30 p.m
Denver Department of Human Services
1200 Federal Blvd, conference room 3110. 

Contact: 
Ginger Abeyta
720-944-2678
Ginger.Abeyta@denvergov.org


Enabling Authorization:
 Ordinance 673 Series 1997

Number of Members: 5
Terms: 5 Years
Two members are Mayoral Appointees from the City and County of Denver and three members are selected by the board. 
Compensation: None
Confirmation: No

Members:
Evan Dreyer 9/20/20, Mayoral Appointee
Sarah Rockwell, 09/30/17
Bill Pruter, 09/30/17
Trinidad Rodriguez, 07/27/19
Allegra "Happy" Haynes miller 9/20/20, Mayoral Appointee

Function: The association is responsible for overseeing and facilitating Intrawest's operation of the Winter Park Resort under the Lease and Operating Agreement between the Association and an Intrawest affiliate and the development of the Resort's real estate under the Option Agreement between the Association and an Intrawest Affiliate. 


Qualifications:
 Members must be residents of, or have his or her principal place of business in, the City and County of Denver.  Other qualifications apply as described in Supplemental VII (see below).

Meets:
 
Second Monday every other month, February, April, June, August, October, and December
3:00pm-5:00pm
101 W. Colfax

Contact: 
Liz Orr
Orrnyc@aol.com

Enabling Authorization:  
Supplemental Agreement No. VII to Agreement between the Winter Park Recreational Association and the City and County of Denver

Number of Members: 3 Members
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: City Council

Members:
David E. Thomson, 12/31/16
Michelle Lucero, 12/31/16
Honorable Chris Nevitt, 12/31/16

Function: To review and accept funds transfers from Winter Park Trust in to the City and County of Denver.

Qualifications: Three voting members appointed from either the public or private sector by the Mayor upon confirmation by the council.

Meets: Annually, location TBD

Contact:
Laura Perry
720-913-5537
laura.perry@denvergov.org


Enabling Authorization: Joint Operating Agreement

The Denver Women’s Commission promotes the social, economic and political quality of life in Denver by assisting women in the attainment of equality and full opportunity by:

  • Advocating for women
  • Empowering women through coalition building, disseminating information and sharing community resources
  • Monitoring and recommending legislation and proposed policy changes affecting women
     

Our Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. They serve 2 year terms. Commissioners must live or work in the City and County of Denver.

 

Number of Members: around 25 (or as required)
Term: 2 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None
 
The Denver Workforce Centers and all workforce services are guided by a Workforce Development Board comprised of local community leaders. 

Members: 
Mark Miller, 12/31/19
Stephanie Van Cleve, 12/31/19
Cecil Velasquez, 12/31/19
Katrina Wert, 12/31/19
Leanne Wheeler, 12/31/19
Bryan Cook, 12/31/19
Christina Gregoire, 12/31/19
Fabiana Nardi, 12/31/19
Lorena Toland, 12/31/19
Daniel Weinstein, 12/31/19
Michael J. Williams, 12/31/19

Function: Authorized by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA, Pub. L. No. 113-128, July 22, 2014), the Denver Workforce Development Board serves as a strategic convener to promote & broker aligned relationships between the Mayor and economic development, education, and workforce partners to engage in and implement state-of-the-art talent development solutions tailored to meet the needs of Denver area businesses and job seekers as part of an integrated and effective job-driven workforce development system.  The Board provides program oversight and policy guidance for all federal, state, and locally funded workforce development programs, including the operation of Denver's workforce centers.  

Qualifications: The Board includes representatives of local business, labor, workforce, adult education, higher education, economic/community development, state Wagner-Peyser employment service office, vocational rehabilitation, and others.  The Chair and maiority of members must be representatives of business in Denver, and be a business owner or hold C-level or senior-level employment and high-quality work-relevant training and development opportunities in in-demand industry sectors or occupations.

Meets: 
Monthly on the 2nd Friday
11:15 A.M.
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St., 4th Floor Board Room.

Contact: 
Cindy Gaertner
720.913.1665
cindy.gaertner@denvergov.org   

Enabling Authorization:  Authorized by the Workforce Investment Act, P.L. 105-220, signed into law on 8/7/1998, and most recently certified by the Colorado Workforce Development Council on 11/3/2010

The Mayor's Youth Commission provides youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills and advise the director of the Office of Children's Affairs on issues impacting youth, ages 12 - 18, living in the City and County of Denver. Youth commissioners work together with adult commissioners to make recommendations in the areas of:

  • Developing procedures and processes
  • Accessing and participating in citywide programs
  • Ensuring equal rights and opportunities through legislation or administrative action
  • Establishing goals and action plans

Number of Members: 4 Members, Appointed by the Mayor
Term: 3 Year Terms
Compensation: None
Confirmation: None

Members:
Marcela De la Mar, 12/31/16
Sid Wilson, 12/31/16
Doug Tisdale, 12/31/17
Veronica Barela, 12/31/18


Function: It is the Foundation’s responsibility to plan, establish, re-establish, manage, operate and develop the City’s zoological gardens, exhibits and such other allied and related work, research and planning as may be found desirable for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the citizens of the City and County of Denver and the general public.

Qualifications: If foundation membership increases, the number of City members shall be increased proportionately. Eligibility to serve on each standing and special committee, including the executive committee.

Meets:
Monthly on the third Wednesday
11:00 a.m.
Denver Zoological Gardens Administrative Offices
2300 Steele Street, Johnson Conference Room.


Contact:
Pat Moredock
720-337-1416
pmoredock@denverzoo.org 


Enabling Authorization: Joint Operating Agreement, 1998

Number of Members: 4 Members
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Enabling Authorization

 
Contact Us

To apply for a board and commission or to get more information on Denver's Boards and Commissions, please contact:

Barry Burch Jr.
Director, Denver Boards and Commissions
720-865-9128
Fax: 720-865-8787
Barry.Burch@denvergov.org

Board or Commission Appointments

Civic engagement, defined as, “Active participation and collaboration among individuals, government and the private sector to influence and determine decisions that affect the citizen public”, is the cornerstone of our democracy. We encourage you to apply for those that meet your interest, skills and/or qualifications. Please keep in mind that this content is only indicative of boards and/or commissions for which the Mayor appoints applicants. Your application will be kept on file for a period of two years, during which time you will be considered for any vacancies. To assure full consideration of your application for a board or commission appointment, it is important to review the responsibilities and requirements. Certain boards and/or commissions may require special qualifications, i.e. professional licensing or experience, and geographic location.

When applying for a position, please follow these guidelines:

  • Locate the board and/or commission(s) of interest to you and apply online 
  • Submit your application at least 45 days prior to the vacancy date for positions that are currently occupied
  • E-mail your current resume or a biography to Barry Burch Jr.
     

Due to monthly updates, this information may be subject to change without notice. Information contained in this publication is available in alternate formats upon request.