About Councilwoman Kniech


Robin Kniech,
Council At Large

Robin Kniech was elected in 2011. She was raised in the Midwest by working-class parents and learned the value of community and hard work early in life. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drake University and as a Public Interest Scholar from Northeastern University School of Law, working throughout her education and funding the rest with scholarships and loans. Robin is an inactive member of the Colorado Bar. 

Robin has dedicated her life to supporting communities and making our city and region a better place for middle class families and those struggling to make ends meet.
Robin’s qualifications include nearly 20 years of policy experience in the non-profit and public sectors ranging from women’s rights, affordable housing, economic justice, and quality jobs. Prior to her election, Robin served as the Program Director for a metro Denver non-profit organization focused on ensuring that public investments in development and transit build sustainable communities that benefit residents of all incomes. She has been a champion for transparency and community involvement in government decisions, and she expanded public comment in City Council policy debates during her first year in office.

Robin is a champion for multi-modal transportation and served as a founding appointee to the Denver Union Station Project Authority. The Authority delivered the $477 million multi-modal transit hub for FasTracks and paved the way for $1 billion of private investment in a new community surrounding Denver’s historic Union Station, including affordable housing that Robin championed.

Robin was recognized as Lawmaker of the Year in 2012 by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Denver’s Women’s Commission. Robin is the first out member of the LGBT community to serve on the Denver City Council, and she is the mom of a young son.

Council Committee Meetings

Denver City Council members serve on several different committees, each concerned with various areas of City government. Committees meet regularly to discuss and prepare proposed laws. For the latest information about Denver City Council committee meetings, full council meetings, and agendas, visit the Denver City Council Meetings page.

Councilwoman Robin Kneich serves on the following committees:

Meeting Times

Meets Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • Public health
  • Public safety and security
  • Education and youth programs and policies
  • Senior services and programs
  • Libraries and recreational programs and policies
  • Municipal justice system
  • Public housing, human services, and social assistance programs

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Times

Meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.


Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

  • City budget, bonding, purchasing and other financial policies and decisions
  • State and federal legislation and lobbying
  • Denver elections and ballot measures
  • City personnel policies
  • City internal organization and operations
  • Relations w/ other local governments


  • National Western Stock Show Committee


    Meeting Times

    The committee meets the 3rd Monday of every month.

    Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

    The committee will address issues associated with the National Western Stock Show.

    Meeting Minutes

  • Amendment 64


    Meeting Times

    Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:30 P.M. in Room 391 of the City & County Building (1437 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80202).

    Areas of Responsibility and Oversight

    The committee will discuss issues related to the implementation of Amendment 64 passed by the voters in the November 2012 election regarding recreational use and retail of Marijuana.
  • Board of County Commissioners
  • Colorado Counties, Inc.
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
  • Denver Welfare Reform Board
  • Discover Denver
  • Elections Model Advisory Committee
  • Metro Vision Implementation Task Force
  • Environmentally Sustainable Fleet
Learn more about other council committees.
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