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The Administration

Don Mares
Deputy Mayor & Executive Director of Human Services
Denver Human Services
Penny May
Executive Director of General Services, interim
Department of General Services
Brad Buchanan
Executive Director of Community Planning and Development
Department of Community Planning and Development
Jose Cornejo
Executive Director of Public Works
Department of Public Works
Happy Haynes

Executive Director of Parks and Recreation
Department of Parks and Recreation
Brendan Hanlon
Chief Financial Officer
Department of Finance
Kim Day
Executive Director of Aviation
Denver International Airport
Bob McDonald

Public Health Administrator
Department of Environmental Health


Kristin Bronson
City Attorney
Denver City Attorney's Office
Stephanie O'Malley
Executive Director of the Department of Safety
Department of Safety
Eric Tade

Chief of Fire
Denver Fire Department
Robert White

Chief of Police
Denver Police Department
Patrick Firman

Denver Sheriff Department

Ashley Kilroy
Executive Director of Excises and Licenses
Department of Excise and Licenses
Nicholas E. Mitchell, Esq.

Independent Monitor
Office of the Independent Monitor

  Ryan Broughton
Executive Director
Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  Erin Brown
Executive Director
Office of Children's Affairs

Scott Cardenas
Chief Information Office
Technology Services

  Anna Jones
Executive Director
North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative

Kelly Leid
Executive Director
Office of the National Western Center

Bennie Milliner
Executive Director
Denver's Road Home
Derek Okubo

Executive Director
Human Rights and Community Partnerships
Rowena Alegria

Senior Advisor for Community Communications
Human Rights and Community Partnerships
  Anthony Aragon
Senior Advisor, Community Affairs
Human Rights and Community Partnerships
  Shawn Johnson
Senior Advisor, Community Affairs
Human Rights and Community Partnerships

Kent Rice
Executive Director
Denver Arts & Venues

  Katy Strascina
Executive Director
Office of Special Events
Jerry Tinianow

Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability

Paul Washington
Executive Director
Denver Office of Economic Development




Alan Salazar
Chief of Staff



Penny May
Deputy Chief of Staff



Evan Dreyer
Deputy Chief of Staff

Dave Edinger
Chief Performance 



Diane Barrett
Chief Projects 



Tykus Holloway
Deputy Chief
Projects Officer


Skye Stuart
Senior Advisor for
Policy and Legislation



Emily Hauber
Deputy Legislative 



Gabrielle Corica
Deputy Legislative


Amber Miller
Director of



Mike Strott
Deputy Communications



Jenna Espinoza
Deputy Communications


Julia Gayles



Anthony Graves
Director of 
Regional Affairs



Barry Burch
Director of Boards 
and Commissions


Leticia Gonzalez-Ibarra


Nigel Daniels
Special Aid to the Mayor



LaTonya Lacy
Director of 


Mary Crosswright
Executive Staff Assistant



Elizabeth Trewin
Executive Assistant



Will Fenton

Valerie Sanchez
Executive Assistant



Cesi Gomez
Executive Assistant



Brianna Groves
Executive Assistant





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Featured Initiatives

Thanks to Denver voters’ overwhelming support of Measure 2A in 2012, the city is equipped to eliminate its budget deficit, restore essential services and move Denver forward. Click here to read the plan...

After three years of measures to balance the budget, agencies are feeling the effects of putting off needed investments in capital and human resources. We need a new approach to these ongoing challenges. Learn more about Peak Performance

The Denver Education Compact is Mayor Hancock's initiative to create a new and binding agreement requiring the City, Denver Public Schools, higher education and community stakeholders to make specific commitments to improve education throughout Denver. Learn more...

Today there are several major redevelopment and infrastructure projects taking place in Denver’s Globeville/Elyria-Swansea/River North neighborhoods. The area is a gateway to downtown Denver and a key station along the Corridor of Opportunity which will connect downtown to Denver International Airport. Learn more about the NDCC...